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CSRM : Resources : Book Review, 13 Dec 2010 [cached]
Reviewed by Chris Abrams, Malone University
Born the son of a Baptist minister in western Pennsylvania, one of many parts of the country that takes very seriously its athletic competitions, Shirl Hoffman has grown up in and around sport. With his upbringing and later his work as a Professor of Exercise and Sport Science as well as the Director of the American Kinesiology Association, Hoffman is well-suited to offer a critique concerning the marriage of the Christian faith and sport through multiple lenses. In his work Good Game: Christianity and the Culture of Sports, he asks the reader to take a hard look at the current state of sport even sport in a "supposed" Christian context, and see how it might look within a "truly" Christian context.
Chris Abrams, Vice President ..., 29 Dec 2011 [cached]
Chris Abrams, Vice President for Student Development at Malone University, and his wife Melissa, are shown with their twin adopted daughters Faith and Hope, both 9.
The 9-year-old twins and their adoptive parents, Chris and Melissa Abrams, recently returned to Port-au-Prince for the first time since the girls were 8 months old.
"It's better," said Chris Abrams, vice president for student development at Malone University.
"One of the things that drew us to Haiti is, it would be easier for (adopted) children to keep a connection with their home country," Chris Abrams explained.
 He noted that the idea to visit Haiti emerged when they learned the girls' birth mother was inquiring about them at the Rainbow of Love orphanage from which they were adopted.
"It got us to thinking, we hadn't heard anything about her during the earthquake," Abrams said.
Chris Abrams explained that when their mother became pregnant, their father left to find work in the Dominican Republic.
"Meeting him was a bit of a surprise," Chris Abrams said.
"For Faith and Hope to meet their birth parents before it was too late, and see how beautiful Haiti the country and the people are; for their birth parents to see how happy and loved the girls are and to have peace; for Chris and I to see how God provided financially for the trip; how at peace we were about going knowing God was in control and felt confirmation all along the way.
Chris Abrams, whose adopted ..., 13 Jan 2010 [cached]
Chris Abrams, whose adopted twin daughters, Faith and Hope, were born in Haiti, said he didn't think the girls were aware of the tragedy.
"My children are 7," he said "There was a news broadcast. You think they're not paying attention, then someone says 'Haiti' and 'boom.' We spent some time talking to them about what an earthquake was, what that means, and the potential ramifications."
Vice president for student development at Malone, Abrams said he has had contact with the orphanage where the girls were adopted.
"I have been able to track down how things are with their different buildings," he said. "They've got some flooding damage, but all the structures are standing and the children are OK. Obviously they're without electricity, but nobody's hurt or has died."
Abrams recalled that when he and wife, Melissa, went there to pick up the twins, they stayed in accommodations considered luxury-class, "but we didn't have electricity or hot water. Temperatures reached 105 degrees, he said.
Abrams said the girls have expressed concern about their birth mother, with whom they have had intermittent contact via the orphanage.
Chris Abrams : CCO Campus Ministry, 19 May 2011 [cached]
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Chris Abrams
"I had no thought of working in student development before my time as a student with Bonnie Jones," says Chris Abrams.
When Chris was a student at Malone College (now University) in the early 1990s, he had no idea that years later, he would work at his alma mater as Vice President for Student Development. He credits CCO staff member Bonnie Jones with helping him figure out his vocation.
"Bonnie was my resident director and supervisor during my first year as a resident assistant at Malone," Chris remembers.
"People like Bonnie, Steve Everett, Bob Crow, and Rick Zomer helped me to see how enjoyable and rewarding working with college students could be," Chris says.
Chris and his wife, Melissa, are raising their seven-year-old adopted Haitian twin daughters in Canton, Ohio, where they are actively involved the community and in First Friends Church. "My family and I volunteer in Wednesday evening activities at our church, and we are also active in a ministry called the C.O.O.L. (Community Outreach of Love) Project, which involves physical labor service for homeowners in the city of Canton."
Chris continues to be grateful for impact of the CCO's ministry on his life, and he sees a direct correlation between what he experienced as a student and how he interacts with students today.
Reviewed by Chris Abrams, ..., 1 Jan 2011 [cached]
Reviewed by Chris Abrams, Malone University
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