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It Would Have Been Enough

Recently I heard a homily on the Jewish concept Dayeinu, “It would have been enough.” It touched me deeply and propelled me to do some additional study on the subject. Dayeinu is a song used by the Jews as they celebrate Passover. It is a song of memory and gratefulness. It

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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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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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African Pentecostalism, Poverty and Worldview

Dr. Bryant L. Myers, for years a leader in the development arm of World Vision and now a professor of international development at Fuller Seminary, has written a thoughtful piece on development titled: Progressive Pentecostalism, Development, and Christian Development NGOs: A Challenge and an Opportunity. In the executive summary of

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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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Millennials on Marriage and Sex: Recreational or Conjugal?

When the church fails to disciple the nation, the nation will disciple the church. As we have argued elsewhere, culture is simply a reflection of worship. Western civilization was created by the worship of the God who created the universe and is our Father. The worship of man, i.e. in

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Atheists and Liberal Christians: Partners Against Human Dignity

The fight for human dignity in the 21st century is similar to the fight for the emancipation of slaves in the British Empire in the 19th century. As is true for the pro-abortion movement today, the pro-slavery advocates were largely atheists collaborating with mainline church leaders. By the same token, pro-life

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Phoenix Christians Stand in the Gap in Love

Last week, a protest in front of a mosque in Phoenix made local and international news as the media reported a clash between about 250 heavily armed protesters and an equal number of counter-protesters. A lesser reported aspect of the story is the Church’s presence in the midst of this

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Another Story of Christianity Blessing China

Given the reality of Christianity blessing China, the country’s leaders would do well to give greater freedoms to their Christian churches. A recent study indicates that such freedoms would benefit the country as a whole, in real economic terms. Loosening the screws on Christians would help everyone. That’s how the story

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The Unique Role of the Local Church in Developing a Flourishing Community, 4 of 4

We are happy to post, in four installments, a paper by our Disciple Nations Alliance colleague, Dwight Vogt, on a subject of vital concern to our readers. Go here to read Dwight’s excellent paper in its entirety.   The Unique Role of the Local Church in Developing a Flourishing Community

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