Darrow Miller and Friends

Foreign Aid In Isolation From Truth Doesn’t Work

Foreign aid is sometimes doled out like playing cards. How did a nation as smart as the United States ever get taken over by the paradigm that money is the solution? We believe this for our own lives, for the ills and poverty in our own country, and by extension

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Why I Focus on Three Worldview Categories

Recently a good friend challenged me to re-formulate my basic worldview categories. He had been reading James Anderson’s book, What’s Your Worldview and liked Anderson’s four basic categories. He suggested I adopt this framework. His suggestion prompted this reflection. My own worldview journey began with Francis Schaeffer at L’Abri Fellowship

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SCOTUS, Meet American Principles

Last June 26 the US landscape fundamentally changed. On that day SCOTUS announced its majority opinion that “same-sex couples may exercise the fundamental right to marry in all States” and that “there is no lawful basis for a State to refuse to recognize a lawful same-sex marriage performed in another

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“Safe Spaces”: Converting Students to Jihadis on University Campuses

Unlikely as it may seem, a jihadi doctrine is growing among non-Muslims in the Western world. The growth of this doctrine is leading to the demise of the West. Western universities used to be “liberal” places (as in “liberal arts”), centers of critical thinking, free speech, freedom of conscience. People of different views

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Do You Have a Kingdom Vision for Your Community?

A friend lived in a remote village in northern Thailand where the people did not know what it was to dream of a better future. In response, he began to “dream out loud” sitting around the communal fire in the evening. Over time, as people began to hear his vision

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Love is Better than Tolerance, part 2

This post is the continuation of “Love is Better than Tolerance.” When Jesus departed the Gerasenes he was exemplifying neighborliness. He didn’t have to leave; he was the Lord of every place, as He is today. But a gentleman doesn’t push in where he’s not wanted, and Jesus is a gentleman.

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Love is Better than Tolerance

How is the Christ follower supposed to think about tolerance? Is tolerance a Christian virtue? Many people would say Yes, Jesus was tolerant. They might point to the story in Luke 8 about the demonized man in the country of the Gerasenes. Jesus cast out the demon and the man’s

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Your Church Can Show the State How to Serve

Pastors and other local-church leaders have access to lots of expert opinion about what the church should look like: missional, traditional, house church, mega church, New Testament church, et. al. The conversation starts to sound like 1 Corinthians 1:12, “I am of Paul,” and “I of Apollos,” and “I of

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Master Servant, Servant Master

Imagine yourself a servant in the mansion of a king. One evening your master leaves to marry. After the wedding he and his bride host a fabulous reception. When he returns, he removes his princely wedding garments and puts on a servant uniform. He gathers the servants at the family

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Artists Conference: A Phoenix Opportunity Coming Soon

Answer: The current media world saturated with atheistic values and destructive messages. Question: What do you get when you discourage Christian young people from studying the arts? Nobody should be surprised at the state of affairs in today’s entertainment industry. Or media in general. When, for generations, the church has considered art

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