I’m hanging out this weekend at Together for Adoption, which is ground zero for the evangelical adoption movement.  If you’re in the Phoenix area or attending the conference, please do make sure to say “hi.”  I’m on Twitter, too.

If you haven’t followed the explosion of adoption ministries within evangelicalism, well, it’s kind of a big deal.

The Nation offered a critical evaluation of the movement this past spring, an evaluation that highlights some of the pitfalls the movement is earnestly trying to avoid.  Jedd Medefind’s response in Christianity Today is also worth reading.

My interest in the movement has grown over the past year, as once you really start thinking about the body you start realizing the extent to which family life shapes bodies, and how bodily differences between children and adults should play into our understanding of embodiment.

At any rate, I hope to post a few reflections throughout the next 24 hours from the conference, bringing my mildly idiosyncratic perspective to bear on the questions that arise.  For other bloggers writing about the conference, check out Brent Thomas and Steve McCoy, both of whom are good guys and avid live-bloggers.

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Matthew Lee Anderson is the Founder and Lead Writer of Mere Orthodoxy. He is the author of Earthen Vessels: Why Our Bodies Matter to our Faith and The End of Our Exploring: A Book about Questioning and the Confidence of Faith. Follow him on Twitter or on Facebook.

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