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An Empty Nest…Refilled

Earlier this year, I had the privilege of meeting Brian and Debbie Holt.  A few years ago, with the freedom and opportunity of an “empty nest” just ahead, Brian and Debbie made a choice that turned expectations upside-down for them and their three sons.  Brian expressed to me, “I’ve been in church all my life, […]


Why Theology Matters for Orphans

Mom and Dad taught me not only to love God, but to seek Him in study and memorization of God’s Word.  I look back on this as an unparalleled blessing.  But as I explored the wider world in college and beyond, I was struck by how often I saw obsession with theology producing little but […]


Defying the Gods of Our Age

Perhaps nothing more blatantly defies the gods of our age than adoption and sacrificial care of orphans.  That thought filled my mind today as I heard from friends about the Davis family from Alabama that is wrestling with the Russian judicial system to bring home a Russian orphan who has Down’s Syndrome named Kirill. According […]


Where the World Needs Me

Comment Magazine recently gave me the opportunity to write a piece for their series, “Where Does the World Needs Me?”  Of course, the answers to that question are as diverse as God’s people.  And the many mini-articles written for the magazine reflect this reality with wisdom and creativity.  But for my part—authoring the section titled […]