Category Archives: 2011T4A

A Challenge Now that You are Home

I have challenged 50 people to join me in doing something to get the message of orphan care out to people not currently involved in orphan care. Read about it and sign up to participate here (also, if you sign … Continue reading

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Tim Chester and Relaxing in Trinitarian Love

Tim Chester is a pastor of the Crowded House in Sheffield, England and spoke to us today from John 17 on “Relaxing in Trinitarian Love”  Most of the other talks I have summarized and posted my thoughts, but for this … Continue reading

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Vermon Pierre on the gospel and trans-racial adoption

Just got to listen to my favorite preacher talk about race and trans-racial adoption (he’s also pretty cute too ;)). Vermon is the lead pastor of our church in downtown Phoenix, Roosevelt Community Church, and we have a wonderfully diverse … Continue reading

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Jeff Vanderstelt, the gospel, missional living, and adoption

   Jeff Vanderstelt is the pastor of Soma Community church. This is my 7th or 8th time hearing Jeff speak on missional living & the gospel and I am struck by how relevant and meaningful his words are each time … Continue reading

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Brilliant words on Race from Bryan Loritts

Bryan Loritts is a pastor in Memphis, TN and just spoke on “The Church as the Theater of Transracial Adoption” Matthew 25:31-46 It is going to take me the rest of the weekend to craft my thoughts on Bryan Loritts talk … Continue reading

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Donna Theonnes on REST for the Weary Mom….

Yesterday was such a rich day for me. T4A was kicked off with a pre-conference for adoptive and pre-adoptive mamas (about half of the women were waiting for their “babies” of all ages to come home). Dr. Theonnes spoke about … Continue reading

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Dan Cruver on God’s Eternal Love

“God’s massive, cosmic story of adoption IS the real world” –Dan Cruver Dan Cruver is the director of Together for Adoption and author of Reclaiming Adoption. He just spoke to us from Psalm 36. His message was so powerful…not even … Continue reading

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Tullian on the Gospel and the Law

Tullian Tchividjian is a pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, Forida. He spoke this afternoon on the law and the gospel. His talk came from Romans 7:7-8:4  His talk was about the Gospel and the Law…but it … Continue reading

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Gospel-Centered Parenting

I am a big fan of Tim Chester. I love how he takes God’s word and brings it to bear in our every day life. I just sat through a workshop with Tim on parenting and having a gospel centered … Continue reading

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