Have you ever watched a man who formerly had no interest in children glowing with pride over his first child? Having a personal interest in an issue can prompt unexpected passion! Hear about one example, today on Home School Heartbeat with host Mike Smith.
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.
Mary Ostyn Interview >>
Russell Moore Interview >>
This week our guest is Dr. Russell Moore. Dr. Moore is a father, the dean of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and author of several books, including Adopted for Life: The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families and Churches. Dr. Moore, thanks for being with us today.
Dr. Russell Moore:
It’s good to be with you, Mike.
Dr. Moore, how did adoption become a topic so important to you that you wrote a book about it?
Well, it’s because I was very reluctant to adopt. My wife and I’d been through several years of infertility and miscarriages and, when the Lord started to lead her toward adopting, I was reluctant to do it! It seemed like a Plan B to me, and the Lord changed my heart and changed my mind. And it was one of the best things that ever happened to me and to our family and to our understanding of the gospel. And it gave me a passion to see other families see what God has done for us in adopting us in Christ.
Dr. Moore, thanks for sharing your story with us and listeners, tune in this week to hear more of Dr. Moore’s perspective on adoption. And until then, I’m Mike Smith.