Most of the time when I read a theological article with which I disagree, I assume that I am in error and need to be corrected. After further reflection, I often realize the author was more nuanced than I had originally suspected. So, I end up rethinking my own position in light of Scripture and... Continue Reading →
On December 28, 2012, Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a life-wrecking edict to stop Russian adoptions. The story below is my attempt to capture the agony and offer some hope. A bag of Sun Chips broke my heart. I saw the half-empty bag with its twisted, crumpled top dangling gingerly over the side of the... Continue Reading →
Any pastor worth his salt (as the saying goes) must, at times, identify with the prophet Ezekiel. Ezekiel was more than a preacher to God’s suffering people—he was a vicarious enactment of their plight, having to lay siege against Jerusalem (Chapter 4); eat “unclean” food; pack his bags for exile (Chapter 12), and lose his... Continue Reading →
The 2011 adoption statistics were just released, and they showed that adoptions are down in the U.S. Indeed, adoptions were down a significant 15% from the 2010 numbers, and down a mind-boggling 60% from the peak numbers of 2004. One must go back nearly two decades (1994) to find a year in which there were... Continue Reading →
I have linked here a news article concerning the fate of an untold number of orphans in Haiti. I am not sure what the final result will be, but the story speaks of children being brought in to the hospitals with no names, no record of families, and no place else to go. I would... Continue Reading →
According to this story, Jim Wallis, president of Sojourners, in conjunction with a few Democrat lawmakers, is proposing Christian support for a new bill ostensibly designed to reduce the number of abortions. “Helping young people to delay sexual activity, preventing the pregnancies that people don't want, economically supporting low-income women to give them real choice... Continue Reading →
Check out this article concerning Steven Curtis Chapman and the ministry God has given him and his wife. I really like the fact that this ministry is in a poor and needy area of China. Read the article and see what you think.