Darrow Miller and Friends

Healthcare and Development: Learning from the Mennonite Colonies

Years ago, some Mennonite colonies settled in the “Green Hell” of Paraguay’s Gran Chaco. Their story is an illustration of how God works through people to heal the land and build a nation. In his book, Like A Mustard Seed: Mennonites in Paraguay, Mennonite author Edgar Stoesz tells this fascinating

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A House Divided

As the 2016 presidential elections are finally underway we are seeing a house divided. For months, the news has been focusing on the state of Iowa, where the 2016 caucuses (the first voting) have just finished. In a recent article in the Los Angeles Times, Chris Megerian and Mark Z. Barabak

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What God Thinks About “Overpopulation”

Overpopulation is often used to describe places like India. Any Westerner visiting India for the first time is struck with the teeming masses of humanity, a seemingly endless sea of people wherever you look. My Indian host, a seminary grad and one of the most gifted Christian leaders I’ve ever

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Redeemer Presbyterian: A Church for the City

Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City is one way to picture what the DNA is all about. In 1997, Scott Allen, Dr. Bob Moffitt and I founded the Disciple Nations Alliance. (To learn more about us, please see this short video.) The vision of the DNA is to see

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Fighting Slavery, One Dress At A Time

Slavery was abolished in the United States in 1865. We fought a war to end the cruelty of this institution, but few of us know that more people are enslaved today than at the height of the transatlantic slave trade. Modern day slavery is real. In fact, it’s more aggressive

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All Education Is Religious Education

Downtown Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia. Photo by henristosch, CC BY-SA 2.0 de, Wikipedia. A week before Christmas, the public schools of Augusta County were closed for a day because of possible “risk of harm to school officials” amid an angry backlash of parents over an assignment given to students at Riverheads

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Further On Chile and Milton Friedman

Our dear friend Lianggi Espinoza from Chile continues his dialog with us around our Dec 14 post, “Out of the Mouth of Bono: Economics and Freedom.”  In Lianggi’s latest comments he writes: About the interview with Friedman. The tenth commandment is do not covet. And communists do that. Their system

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Donald Trump vs. Cologne Deniers: The Price of Political Correctness

There’s a link between Donald Trump and the New Year’s Eve Cologne attacks. The New Year began in ugly fashion at the train station in Cologne, Germany. At least 100 German women were groped and raped. Der Spiegel wrote about “… drunk young men from North Africa who formed gangs

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Egypt: Where the President Apologizes for Muslim Abuse

In Egypt the man of peace is sowing peace again. On Thursday, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi repeated last year’s visit to an Orthodox Christmas Mass. He showed up, unannounced, in Cairo’s Coptic Cathedral where Egyptian Pope Tawadros II was celebrating Christmas Eve Mass. Al-Sisi has a pattern of such

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From Small Beginnings

From small beginnings come grand results: consider the acorn and the oak. Once in a while we come across an article that evokes the writing of early, maternal feminist Lydia Sigourney. We’ve excerpted her book, Letters to Young Ladies, many  times. Recently we saw a great blog post by Naomi

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