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Things Get Messy When We Get Close to the World’s Hurt

Here’s the simple truth:  if we get involved with caring for hurting people, we’ll end up in messy situations.  Life becomes complex.  We’ll face decisions that have no obvious answers, perhaps no good answers at all.  So if you want to keep things neat and tidy, you’d best steer clear of orphans and adoption and […]


Orphans and Human Trafficking: Reflections & the January Webinar

As often observed on this blog, many of the world’s great evils are intertwined with orphan issues.  One of the most gripping examples of this is the intersection between human trafficking and orphanhood.  The cold, hard reality is that a child that lacks a provider and protector is the ideal target for traffickers.   The vulnerability […]


July’s CHRISTIANITY TODAY sounds the call: Why Every Christian Is Called to Rescue Orphans

It’s a beautiful thing.  For Christians who yearn to see the Church grow impassioned for the Gospel and the orphan, the newly-arrived July edition of Christianity Today is little short of thrilling.  The cover declares, Abba Changes Everything:  Why every Christian is called to rescue orphans. Inside, an excellent introduction framing the magazine is headlined, […]


Priceless

This past weekend, my parents gave Rachel and me our first overnight away from 8-month old Lincoln.  As much as were missing the lad and his three older sisters, we can’t say it kept us from relishing the time together amidst California’s breathtaking redwood forests.  The quietude also provided a rare chance for extended reading.  […]


Human Trafficking in the Spotlight as Tom Davis Travels

I’ve noticed recently that orphan advocates are becoming increasingly aware of the interlink between orphans and human trafficking.  The simple reality is that a child that does not have the protection and provision provided by parents will be highly vulnerable to the deception, coercion and outright capture that can lead to modern forms of slavery.  […]