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The Amazing Opportunity Coming in May

Registration for Summit VIII opened today.  Amidst the dizzying pace of life, it suddenly struck me:  this conference is going to be amazing.  I can hardly wait. Sure, the work of the Alliance is my day job.  And I love it.  But it is my night job, too—the things I think about when I’m “off.”  […]


Art with a Mission IV: Film

“Nothing is more human than stories and storytelling,” observes Os Guinness.  He’s right.  From 3-year-olds to the crowd at the retirement home, we all delight in a story well told.  A good story can touch us to the core…and change us in the process.  No wonder Jesus didn’t express almost anything without telling a story […]


Art with a Mission II: Peder Eide

This week, we’re highlighting the significance of good art to any movement, and the way artists are using their talent to nurture the Christian orphan care movement. Anyone who’s been to a recent Summit remembers singer-songwriter Peder Eide. Peder’s stage presence (really, his presence anywhere) is alternately deep/sober and vivacious/hilarious. Whether in person conversation or […]


Art with a Mission

As we’ve explored in the past (more than once), any great movement draws upon good art to nourish, spread and inspire the vision of the cause.  It’s great to see the way skilled artists rising to fill this role for the Christian orphan care movement.  We’ll highlight several this week.  One I’m particularly excited about […]


Great Quote on the Movement, Great Article on Orphan Sunday

This month’s edition of Adoption Today magazine carries an excellent cover article on Orphan Sunday.  The introduction to the edition by editor Richard Fischer writes, “Christian churches across the country have taken up, or in many cases, taken back orphan care as a tenet of their faith. Reconnecting with and answering the call to care […]


30 Snapshots of Orphan Sunday Across America

It’s been amazing to read the stories coming in from Orphan Sunday events across the country.  Here are just thirty snapshots of the remarkable and diverse reports we’re receiving.   (We easily could have shared many times that number, but wanted to keep it to a somewhat manageable number!) Orphan Sunday Reports from Across America 1. […]