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Adopted for Life: An Interview with Dr. Russell Moore

Vol. 108, Prg. 2–5
October 25–28, 2011

Wondering what adoption has to do with you? This week on Home School Heartbeat with host Mike Smith, author Russell Moore offers a variety of options. Find out whether adoption is something you should consider for your family, and how you can practically show God’s love to the orphans of the world, even if you yourself are not called to adopt. Dr. Moore explains the unique call for Christians to cultivate a community that encourages adoption.

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Personal Perspective
The Christian Call to Adopt
Bringing the Question Home
Facing Your Fears
Cultivating the Culture of Adoption

Bonus Interview Segments with Mary Ostyn and Dr. Russell Moore

Click the links to hear extra, online-only interview segments with our guests from the two weeks of this series on adoption, homeschooling mother Mary Ostyn, and author Russell Moore.

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Russell Moore Interview >>


Dr. Russell Moore
Russell D. Moore is the Senior Vice President for Academic Administration and Dean of the School of Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. The grandson of a Mississippi Baptist preacher, Dr. Moore is also a preaching pastor at Highview Baptist Church in Louisville, where he ministers weekly. Dr. Moore writes and speaks frequently on topics ranging from the Kingdom of God to the mission of adoption to a theology of country music. He is a senior editor of Touchstone: A Journal of Mere Christianity and also blogs regularly at Moore to the Point, russellmoore.com. Dr. Moore's latest book is Tempted and Tried: Temptation and the Triumph of Christ. His previous books include Adopted for Life: The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families and Churches and The Kingdom of Christ: The New Evangelical Perspective. He and his wife Maria have four sons: Benjamin, Timothy, Samuel, and Jonah.

Program Offer

Russell Moore calls Christian families and churches to be a people who care for orphans, in Adopted for Life, a practical manifesto for Christians to adopt children and to help equip other Christian families to do the same. Moore, who adopted two boys from Russia and has spoken widely on the subject, writes for couples considering adoption, families who have adopted children, and pastors who wish to encourage adoption. To order Adopted for Life, click the link above.

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