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Catalyst Article: Tension, Mercy and Orphans

Our friends at Catalyst gave the Alliance a great opportunity to raise a banner for orphan ministry—and also highlight the opportunity of Orphan Sunday—in an article published this week.  In it, I especially desire to tackle head-on the deeply mistaken perception that churches must choose between orphan ministry and rock-solid commitment to discipleship and the […]


Catalyst Podcast on the Alliance and the Christian Orphan Movement

Earlier this year, I had the privilege of being interviewed by a friend, Ken Coleman, the voice of the highly popular Catalyst podcast series.  Catalyst is a potent influencer of young pastors and other leaders, so it’s been exciting to see how Ken and other Catalyst leaders are using their platform to challenge Christian leaders […]


LOVE FOR ORPHANS TRANSFORMS—Article From the Catalyst Website

Unwanted infants in ancient Rome were often disposed of via the practice of “exposing.” Whether undesirable because it was malformed, female or simply inconvenient, the child would be left alone, outside the city walls, without defense before glaring sun, icy winds or roving animals. In 374 AD, the Christian emperor Valentinian banned the practice. But […]