Darrow Miller and Friends

A Prophet for Our Generation?

I have often said that the man who mentored me, Francis Schaeffer, was a prophet in our generation. Fifty years ago, he spoke very clearly about where we were as a church and as a culture. He correctly predicted the future. Schaeffer was not a prophet in the sense of

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The Feminist Goal is Demeaning to Women

Recently, my wife, Marilyn, drew my attention to an article with the provocative title “How Pro-Choice Women Undermine Feminism” by biochemist, writer and mother Amy Otto. Amy was responding to a column in the New York Times by Katha Pollitt, “How to Really Defend Planned Parenthood.” Pollitt believes pro-abortion feminists

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What the Language of Creation is Telling Us

Is truth “made,” or is it discovered? Is history meaningless or purposeful? The current, global discussion of the nature of human sexuality, of marriage and family arises from two very different worldviews. One worldview sees truth as a social construct, the other sees truth as objective. One view regards human

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Welcome to the New Darrow Miller and Friends

Dear faithful readers of Darrow Miller and Friends, Welcome to our newly redesigned blog site. We dreamed about this project for several years and have been working on it for about six months. We hope that you enjoy the new format and features. For example: With the click of your

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Why This Blog?

This Frank and Ernest cartoon captures my aspiration for the Darrow Miller and Friends blog. The chick escapes the confines of its shell to experience the broader world for the first time: “Oh Wow! Paradigm Shift!” I want my readers to experience reality like this chick did. Years ago, after

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Action Steps to Take Right Now in Response to the Planned Parenthood Videos

Now is the time for the church in the United States to rise up and stand strongly for the dignity of human life. At the end of World War II, General Patton gathered the civic leaders in towns and villages that had concentration camps nearby. He compelled these business leaders,

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What’s Good About Pluralism?

Depending on your perspective, pluralism in a society is a virtue to be nurtured or a vice to be shunned. Good people will disagree about this. Some time back, our friend, Bob Osburn, wrote a brief but masterful article on the subject. He distinguishes between principled pluralism and pluralism “as

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Why Does Anyone Do Good?

The grainy screen grab captures a heroic moment in Dallas, Texas, last month. A woman on a motorcycle was hit by a vehicle and dragged underneath. She was saved when police officers, firefighters and witnesses lifted the car and pulled her to safety. Police officers and firefighters are supposed to

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Memo to Planned Parenthood: A Baby is Human, Not Hamburger

“… if we come to see ourselves as meat, then meat we shall become.” So wrote Dr. Leon Kass in his book, Toward a More Natural Science. So are we hamburger or human? It depends on your worldview! When we deny the existence of God, like modern secular society has

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New Video Series Explores the Truth about Marriage and Family

The family is the basic social unit of any society. Therefore, as the family goes, so goes the nation. This was the topic (and title) of a recent book I co-authored with Elizabeth Youmans and Jill Thrift. Church-based community and social transformation must begin with the truth about marriage and family.

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