The Critical Part Of Orphan Care That Adoption Culture Totally Missed

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For the past twenty years or so, adoption has grown to become a staple of much of Christian culture in America. So much so, that one could actually argue that adoption has become trendy within Evangelical circles. As I’ve said before, if something were to become trendy, I’m glad that helping kids in need is one [Read More...]

When We’ll Finally Care About Michael Brown

In a news cycle that has been absolutely overrun by sadness and death lately, there’s one death that absolutely, positively, must not be overlooked: the death of an 18-year-old named Michael Brown. Brown was recently walking down the sidewalk chatting with a friend when he was abruptly executed by police in the streets– in full [Read More...]

If You Wouldn’t Ask It About A Boob Job, Don’t Ask It About Adoption

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As an adoptive parent, I’ve heard all the questions. We get it– you don’t mean to offend, but the questions are still rather off-putting and sometimes downright dehumanizing. “She’s not your real kid, is she?” “Wow, she must have been expensive” I’ve heard them all. I usually take the opportunity to re-educate the person asking [Read More...]

Discovering God’s Plan For My Life When I Visited Hell

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Three years ago today, my wife and I took a long drive from Lima, Peru to the outskirts of a few desert towns on the western coast of the country. Once we arrived in the obscure town we were destined for, we took a short ride to the backside– past normal civilization, passing gullies filled [Read More...]

Love Isn’t Enough: some things you need to know about adoption

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Adoption is a hot issue in American Evangelicalism, and while rates of international adoption have drastically declined recently, I don’t think a culture of adoption is going anywhere, anytime soon. Since November is National Adoption Month, I wanted to take some time to explore some aspects of adoption– for families thinking about adopting, who have [Read More...]

Learning How to Forgive God (when Jesus wrecks your life)

Shane Claiborne once said: “Jesus wrecked my life”. Conversely, Ray Comfort tells people: “If you trust in God, he will never let you down.” As I look back at the last two years, Shane’s take on things pretty much sums up my life. I don’t know how it is that I’m not on in-patient status, [Read More...]


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