Are You Fully Pro-Life?
Many anti-abortion Christians call themselves “Pro-Life”. I myself have used that moniker. I now see the short-coming in this view. A couple of weeks ago a friend and fellow MennoNerd named Benjamin Corey posted over at Formerly Fundie a piece entitled What “I Value The Sanctity of All Human Life” Usually Doesn’t Mean (but should). This […]
Living Liberation through Family: Orphan Care
If you’ve been tracking with my blog for long, you know that orphan care through foster care and adoption are near and dear to my heart. My family includes two adopted kids. We have felt from very early in our marriage that we were being prepared to adopt, and specifically to adopt across racial boundaries. […]
Family. What comes to mind when you hear this word and contemplate what it means? For me, as I assume is true with most of my readers, there are multiple layers of meaning. Of course, I first think of my wife and our kids. I then think back and remember growing up with my parents […]
A Powerful Challenge
A friend shared this post (HT: Rob Martin) from the Mennonite World Review that I couldn’t wait to post. (I have ideas for a new series coming next week.) Here is a snippet from the post that caught my attention: Did you know that every year 15,000 children age out of the foster care system in […]
A Challenging Mathematics Question
For those of us who are Christians, this graphic should be extremely challenging. If you don’t see why this should be challenging, check out Deuteronomy 10.8; Psalm 10.14, 68.5, 146.9; Isaiah 1.17; John 14.18; James 1.27. Not only are there plenty of other verses about God’s adopting us into his families, but these verses […]
Please Help Make this Book a Reality!
My friend, and fellow adoptive father, Peter Greer has co-authored a book on adoption called Mommy’s Heart went POP! It is a story of adoption that looks helpful for families, both parents and kids, processing inter-racial adoption. Joy and I have joined the cause by pledging our support for the book project, and I’d like […]
Steve Jobs: Estranged with Biological Father
While Steve Jobs is adopted, he has talked about his biological mother and sister publicly before. (See the beginnings of this commencement address, it is very moving.) Here is a little taste of the piece of the article about their relationship from Alexandra Berzon: Mr. Jandali only learned around 2005 that Mr. Jobs was his […]
Missional Communities at McBIC
My home church, McBIC (Mechanicsburg Brethren in Christ) has been talking about missional communities in the services the past month or so. This week, our Senior Pastor and one of the other pastors on staff posted this video to talk about what missional communities look like at McBIC and share their vision. I know that […]