More Than Just an Orphanage

More Than Just an Orphanage

“Being flexible is still too rigid. You must be fluid.” I don’t know if I was more
encouraged or worried when Bill Howard, the founder of Alex’s House, said these words
on our 2nd night in Haiti. Already, things had not gone as planned. Before we had
arrived, money for building supplies had been stolen and our main form of transportation
had broken down. Our team had come excited to work, but the first couple of days we
had more down time than we had expected. read more

Narnia & Adoption

Narnia & Adoption

Today, I have two apparently random thoughts – adoption & the wisdom of Mr. Beaver.  Sometimes the randomness of my brain is acute, but indulge me for a couple of paragraphs.  I think there’s a point at the end (plus some Narnia quotes, which are always nice). read more

Pat Robertson & Adoption

Pat Robertson & Adoption

If you pay any attention to Christian media, you are probably familiar with the name of Pat Robertson.  If you pay close attention, you are most likely acquainted with his tendency of making __________ (choose your own adjective – rash, bizarre, false, unbiblical, etc..) statements.  Well, he has struck again. On a recent episode of the 700 Club,  Robertson offers support to a man who did not want to pursue marriage with a women who had adopted kids internationally.

As a father of five children (some of which were adopted), this, of course, made my blood pressure spike, and want to go on a big rant about Pat Robertson.  Rather than rant though, I will urge you to check out Dr. Russell Moore’s excellent analysis on it here.