Monthly Archives: October 2015

Five reasons fostering and adoption are in the DNA of the Church – part 5

Reason five: Because, at our best, it is what we have always done To look after vulnerable children is, for the Church, to continue what we have always done when we are at our best. Reflecting on the rise of … Continue reading

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Five reasons fostering and adoption are in the DNA of the Church – part 4

Reason four: Because it explains, expresses and celebrates who we are The apostle John famously declared that ‘We love because he first loved us.’ (1 John 4:19) What better way to demonstrate the love we have received from God than … Continue reading

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Five reasons fostering and adoption are in the DNA of the Church – part 3

Reason three: Because it is a justice issue The story within which we have been called as Church is the story of God’s mission to reconcile all of creation to himself. One of the great strides of the second half … Continue reading

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Five reasons fostering and adoption are in the DNA of the Church – part 2

Reason two: Because vulnerable children occupy a significant place in the biblical narrative From Genesis to Revelation, the Bible tells a big story (the big story) of God’s purposes to restore the whole of creation to himself. This is the story in … Continue reading

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Five reasons fostering and adoption are in the DNA of the Church – part 1

Reason one: Because of who God is To mark national adoption week (19-25 October) here in the UK I’m going to post each weekday on a different way in which caring for vulnerable children is at the heartbeat of the character … Continue reading

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Calling all academics with a passion for Fostering, Adoption and the Church!

One of the aims of this project is to produce ‘rigorous published research that raises the profile of fostering and adoption in the academy and the Church.’ We want fostering, adoption and the Church to be on the agenda of … Continue reading

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Jesus blessing the children: why it isn’t a ‘nice’ story and why it calls us to action on behalf of vulnerable children

Very little, if anything, was included in the Bible simply because it was ‘nice’. The account of Jesus blessing the children cannot be summed up or contained by the word ‘nice’. In reality it could be argued that this act … Continue reading

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