Darrow Miller and Friends

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Beauty Is In the Eye of the Beholder?

We live in a day of relativism. Such a doctrine ignores the observable fact that the universe has a moral dimension. On the other side are those of us who seek to uphold the objective nature of human life in a creation built on moral and metaphysical standards. Yet when the

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Homosexuality: America’s Unwanted Export

Western nations once embraced biblical notions of marriage and sexuality. But five or six generations of Darwinism have left the culture in moral disarray. The highest court in the US has elevated homosexuality and same-sex “marriage” to legal status. Of course, given our Yankee pluck, radical change in our domestic policies

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Sweet Cakes Pays Back in Love

In the materialist’s world, battles are fought with weapons “of the flesh.” Litigation, for example. And of course the courts have their place: justice, after all, is rooted in God. Nevertheless, the Christ follower has access to a much more powerful weapon than a lawsuit. No doubt our readers are

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Work and Poverty: Labor Day Lessons from Ruth

Poverty is rooted in lies at the level of culture. One of the greatest causes of poverty in the world is the lie that “Work is a curse!” This lie is manifest globally in the lives of individuals, communities and nations. Yes, you read that correctly. The economic poverty 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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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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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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