Darrow Miller and Friends

As Freedom Dies, Is It Time for a Remnant Movement?

This is post 1 of 6 in the series “The Remnant” Freedom is dying in the West. Western culture is in the last stages of a shift from Judeo-Christianity to neo-pagan barbarism. It may be time to move from resistance to remnant. It was Vishal Mangalwadi that proclaimed that the

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Science vs. Religion: The Most Powerful Narrative?

This is post 6 of 6 in the series “Narratives” Galileo Galilei, father of modern science In this series, we’ve looked at a few examples of powerful narratives that gained significant cultural influence. In part two, I discussed how the teaching of American history has become dominated by a highly

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How Narratives are Perpetuated

This is post 5 of 6 in the series “Narratives”   How are narratives being perpetuated today? Photo by The All-Nite Images In this series, we’ve been examining narratives: What they are, why they’ve become so pervasive, and why they are destructive—acting as a corrosive acid that eats away at

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A Call to Moral Courage

Malala Yousafzai: an outstanding example of moral courage The Rev. Dr. John Yates II pastors Falls Church Anglican in Falls Church, Virginia. One of our friends who attends John’s church secured permission to reprint a recent “Weekly Message from the Rector” to his congregation. This fine reflection was originally posted

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Love Speaks the Truth

 What does love look in today’s public square? (Photo by Rhododendrites) Just over one month has passed since the atrocity in Orlando. In those four weeks, many have insisted that the Christian community needs to accept and embrace, rather than judge and condemn, the LGBT lifestyle. Christian friends and acquaintances have said that

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Farewell, Justice: The Corrosion of Narratives

This is post 4 of 6 in the series “Narratives” Healthy, flourishing societies are built on a foundation of truth. Not just truth in the ultimate sense, but truth in the everyday sense. There are facts in our daily existence which objectively exist, regardless of whether or not people believe

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Why Narratives Have Become Pervasive

This is post 3 of 6 in the series “Narratives” Narratives are pervasive today because of a worldview shift to postmodernism The concept of “narrative” we’ve been exploring in this series is not new, but today narratives have become commonplace. They are pervasive. You name the major issue of the

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What Does It Mean to Be Free?

What does it mean to be free? To be an American? What is freedom? I was reading to my seven-year-old daughter. We’ve been going though the Little House on the Prairie series by Laura Ingalls Wilder and came across this powerful, simple, and moving answer to these questions. How we

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The Destructive Power of Narrative: An Example from American History

This is post 2 of 6 in the series “Narratives” Do you really know American history? What impressions come to mind when you think about the Puritan colonists who settled in New England? How would you describe them? As a child, my thoughts about the New England colonists were shaped

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What’s Wrong With a Story?

This is post 1 of 6 in the series “Narratives” The Destructive Power of Narrative Recently, Darrow published a post, “All Black Lives Matter” that elicited some pushback. A DNA friend emailed Darrow to complain that what he wrote “isn’t a helpful narrative.” We hear the term, “narrative,” more and more. But

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