Happy Father's Day, Dad and Matt (and fathers everywhere)
"Matt Stevens and Rick Del Rio are heroes, both for how they live their own lives and for how they raise/d their sons. But what about the 24 million children in the United States who live with absent fathers, or the 20 million living in single-parent homes? They are our neighbors, attend school with our kids, and worship at our churches. They shop in our local supermarkets, play in our parks, and hang out at our favorite diners.My latest article, "Caleb's Promise: A Father's Day Tribute and a Dilemma for 24 Million Children," is now online, in three different versions. The original, 1,500 word feature is posted at Next Wave and Porpoise-Diving Life and elsewhere. A 1,000 word version is at Pastors.com as part of Rick Warren's Ministry Toolbox, and another 1,200 word version was printed in Tri-State Voice. Take your pick."Whom do they emulate? Whom do they celebrate?"