A recent post by Meagan Hill on the Her.meneutics blog at Christianity Today has prompted a new round of adoption debates in the Christian adoption blogosphere.
Hill’s post – Adopting a Kid, Not a Cause, cautions Christians and the church from engaging in adoption as a cause or movement and that it should be more rightly motivated by a desire for children. read more
Faith, Hero of South Africa
Today we welcome guest blogger, Veronica Reeves. She recently traveled to South Africa to visit our partner Christian Life Centre. Her trip helped her connect the orphan care crisis with the sex trafficking epidemic:
I shared on Twitter a couple of days ago that we had a big announcement. My apologies for the delay. I got sidetracked inventorying an art collection we had donated(more on that later!) So on to our BIG news… read more
As you clear out closets, toy chests, etc to make room for new holiday loot, consider donating your old items to Families Outreach! read more
In the Evangelical subculture in which many of us live, there is often a perceived tension between evangelistic and justice related pursuits. Dr. Russell Moore addresses this in a recent post – Gospel or Justice, Which?. Check it out. It’s a good theological discussion of an important theological issue, especially for those of us concerned with justice for the fatherless and fidelity to the gospel. So when faced with the question of whether we need to focus on the Gospel or justice, we can confidently answer, yes.
One of my least favorite fatherhood tasks, and probably the one I’m worst at, is feeding my son Henry. I don’t mind most parenting tasks, and feeding the other four kids is generally not a problem at all. Meal times with Henry however, are another story. Why you ask? It’s an easy answer, Henry is nearly two and has developed the strong culinary opinions that typically come with that “fun” age. There isn’t really anything unique about a toddler being a picky eater, but for Henry it’s a different story. read more
I recently started reading the December issue of Tabletalk magazine (which is a great magazine -www.ligonier.org/tabletalk/) and in the introduction article, R.C. Sproul examines the perceived conflict between social justice and mercy ministries and other ministries within the church.