Leave it to the Freakonomics guys to report on one of the more fascinating, and theologically helpful, phenomena going on in the modern world in their recent radio show, “The Church of Scionology“, in which they tackle the subject of adult male adoption in Japan. The New Testament, as we all know, is rife with the imagery of adoption, the idea being that Christians are children adopted by God, with all the assurance and love (and rights) that entails. Childhood adoption is an adult making a self-sacrificial decision to raise a helpless infant with no reference whatsoever to how that…

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