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Many Lights Shown Brightly

In a year that often felt heavy with darkness, glimpses of light shone all the more brightly. That was certainly the case with Orphan Sunday and Stand Sunday 2020, all across America and around the world. The theme this year could not have been more apt:  Be the Light.  Despite the challenges of the pandemic, […]


Humanitarian Photographer Ronnie Mosley – Pictures That Move You to Action

Photographer Ronnie Mosley came to his vocation through pain. He and his wife Carol lost their beloved daughter to cancer. They’ll mourn that loss the rest of their days. But they also have seen God’s redemptive work amidst it, leading them through their own sorrow to advocate for others who face deep sorrow as well […]


The Super Bowl and “the Supersex Myth”

Last week, the cover of a magazine jumped at me from an airport news stand.  It was an attack on anti-human trafficking advocates.  What?  I nearly rubbed my eyes.  That’s like attacking Captain America or Buzz Lightyear.   But reading the attack gave me much to ponder, and I couldn’t help sketching out those reflections in […]


Would You Rather Draw a Picture of a Cow or Get a Root Canal?

I’ve found myself in the middle of a very interesting (albeit informal) sociological experiment recently. We’ve written a children’s book about 344 people in Nebraska who worked together to move a barn that was flooding. We have been using this story as a parable for what God is doing across the country for kids in […]


Dialogue with Critics of Adoption and Orphan Care

A highlight of the CAFO2014 Summit for me was a workshop designed as a public discussion with Professor David Smolin.  I’ve valued a growing friendship with David and our many conversations.   Although we differ significantly on some issues, I felt it’d be very valuable for the CAFO community to hear and weigh Professor Smolin’s criticisms […]


Join CAFO and Get Free Copy of Becoming Home!

If you’ve been thinking about getting the new short book, Becoming Home, here’s your chance to get a free copy.  Anyone joining as an individual member of the Christian Alliance for Orphans through March 31 will receive a free copy of Becoming Home! Individual membership in CAFO carries some special benefits, including significant discounts for […]