Tag Archive | domestic/international adoption

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 […]

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 […]

Steve Jobs: Adoptee

Amidst the various thoughts that have been offered about Steve Jobs in the days following his passing, I’ve come across several interesting thoughts I will share today in this space. First, I was interested to find out that Jobs was adopted. I’ll have another post later today about his relationship with his father (and biological […]

Government or Church: Whose Job Is It?

An interesting piece on who should be caring for the orphans and widows. Amidst the debate over what the government can and/or should be doing (or not doing) about the widows and orphans, we tend to forget all of the things we should each be doing personally and collectively as the body of Christ.

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 […]

The Joy of a Messy Life

Great post about the messy-ness of the Christian life from my friend Cindy King last week over at The King Zoo and Funny Farm. She was contemplating life as an adoptive mother (in addition to five biological children) in light of the call of Christ to live a life of sacrifice. Here is a recent […]

Sanctity of Life Part 1

This is Part 1 of a two part (see Part 2 here) post tied to the Sanctity of Human Life week. For some, this was marked by the March for Life in Washington, DC yesterday. This post is inspired by this thoughtful story from Michelle Pirraglia, a “survivor” of abortion, on Patheos (HT: Rob Martin). […]

Recent Thoughts on the Church and Foster/Adoption

Someone we met last summer through mutual friends shared a link to this article on PennLive.com today (the website affiliated with the Harrisburg Patriot-News). The article features her and her husband as an example of what Bethany Christian Services is looking for in their new “Safe Families” initiative. Essentially, they are looking for families who […]

Rebelling Against the American Dream

Read this interesting article a couple of weeks ago (HT: John Fea’s blog). Here is a taste, followed by a few words of reaction from yours truly. We American Christians have a way of taking the Jesus of the Bible and twisting him into a version of Jesus that we are more comfortable with. A […]