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Highs and Lows of a World Changer – The Founder of World Vision, Bob Pierce

Do you want to change the world? Especially in my teens and twenties, there was nothing I wanted more:  to dare great things and do great things — for good, for God. To make an impact. Transform lives. Like William Wallace in Braveheart. Like Queen Esther or William Wilberforce or Jim Elliot. I wanted to […]


Gifts from a Man Who Grew Up in Foster Care

At a CAFO Summit a decade ago, an energetic guy in his 30s jumped up when the emcee asked for help tossing t-shirts to the cheering crowd. He was a blend of Olympian and celebrity as he ran up and down the aisles, heaving t-shirts up even to the balcony to laughter and cheers. I […]


Beautiful Reflections from an Adoptee

I found myself truly moved today watching a short video from a young woman adopted as a child from Romania, Chelsea Sobolik. In it, she reflects on her life journey with an honesty and simple beauty that brought tears to my eyes.   So often, when adoption is spoken of, it is with an accent […]


The CAFO2021 Theme in a Single Word?

In the book, The Great Divorce, CS Lewis’ imaginative portrait of hell contains no horns or pitchforks.  Rather, what gives the netherworld such horror is the utter separation.  Its residents are eternally divided from their Creator and one another.  Unable to bear with others, they move continually further apart.   This fanciful image reveals a fundamental […]


The Astounding Findings of Neuroscience…and What They Mean for You Today

Among the most fascinating, and hopeful, discoveries of cutting-edge science today spring from the field of neuroscience. They reveal the marvel of how we’re created…and, best of all, that we can be recreated.  Small, daily choices can change and restore us.  We can “be transformed by the renewing of our minds” in ways that can, […]


Rule Your Technology…Or It Will Rule You

What do our personal tech habits have to do with ministry?  Little.  And far more than we often imagine. We can still run a nonprofit…serve on a board…foster or adopt – even if our use of screens is a bit out of hand. But over time, there may be nothing that will more profoundly shape […]