Darrow Miller and Friends

Category: Ethics

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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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Wisdom: The False and the True

Do you really know what wisdom is? For example, sometimes we speak of “worldy wisdom,” as in, “There’s a real debonair fellow. That guy has lots of worldy wisdom.” But in Proverbs, worldly wisdom means human wisdom that sets itself up in contrast with God’s wisdom. Worldly wisdom is actually

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Donald Trump vs. Cologne Deniers: The Price of Political Correctness

Photo by Michael Vadon There’s a link between Donald Trump and the New Year’s Eve Cologne attacks. The New Year began in ugly fashion at the train station in Cologne, Germany. At least 100 German women were groped and raped. Der Spiegel wrote about “… drunk young men from North

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Colorado Springs: Every Human Life Is Precious

The recent tragic and vile shooting at the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood facility has returned abortion to the front and center of the nation’s consciousness. There are two perspectives in the debate, one based in reality, the other in an ideological narrative. For years, the pro-abortion lobby has argued that

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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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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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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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Unbridled Sexuality A Little Pedophilia Never Hurt Anyone, Right?

Where is the new sexuality heading? (Hint: What’s  the natural conclusion of postmodern ideology?) The postmodern world begins its ascent onto the world scene by denying the concept of a metanarrative (an assertion which is itself a metanarrative, of course). Thus, postmodernism rejects the claims of Darwinian ideology as well

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