Darrow Miller and Friends

Category: History

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Vision and Technology Turned Desolation Into Abundance

Abundance can come from the most unlikely places. In the 27 years I worked for a relief and development organization, I heard two clear messages too often: From impoverished indigenous peoples the message was, “We have no resources, we are poor and there’s nothing we can do about it.” I heard

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The Most Historically Significant Sculpture You’ve Never Seen

A renewal of the founding principles of the US is past due; no big headline there. But we’ve come to a pretty turn of things when the “largest solid granite sculpture in the U.S.”—a magnificent tribute to our Pilgrim founders—is virtually invisible, and at the same time, the anchor of

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What Iraq Teaches Us About Cultural Transformation

As ISIS marches through Iraq and Baghdad prepares for battle, the world is asking, “Whence the hard-won gains of intervention by the US and its allies?”  The growing crisis presents opportunity for plenty of rumination and reflection; not all of it helpful. Our friend, Bob Osburn, Executive Director at Wilberforce Academy, has

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A Salute to C.S. Lewis on the 50th Anniversary of His Death

  Most of our readers are familiar with the writer and Christian apologist C.S. Lewis. November 22 is the 50th anniversary of his death. Lewis died the same day John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Stories of the more famous death have submerged those of the British professor. That’s one observation

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John Calvin on Discipling the Nations

Most Christians have heard the name John Calvin, one of the leading Protestant reformers. Not as many know the scope of his influence on the city of Geneva, the nation of Switzerland, and all of Europe and the West. The legacy of John Calvin was both deep and broad, partly due to

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Erosion of TRUTH: Could America Become a Source of Terror?

Truth, not merely common sense, was the bedrock of America’s founding. But a long slide from the former to the latter has eroded much of the founders’ original set of intentions. That’s the argument by our friend, Vishal Mangalwadi in a recent post at his web page Revelation Movement. In the

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How an ORDINARY PERSON Shaped History

History is built by ordinary people. Last September we published The BERLIN WALL and the Unlikely Power of A Monday Church. The post described the role of Pastor Christian Fuhrer and his Saint Nikolai Evangelical Lutheran Church in triggering the fall of the Berlin wall. Recently, a friend read that post

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ABRAHAM LINCOLN: A Bigot by Today’s Standard?

What does Abraham Lincoln have to teach us about tolerance? Some years ago I heard a Christian leader relate a conversation he’d had with his son upon his graduation from public high school. “What values were you taught?” he asked the young man. “No values,” was the grad’s initial reply.

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The Atheists Who Honored the Bible

I recently witnessed an unlikely scene: the Bible exalted by an atheist government! While driving down Nyezalyezhnastsi Boulevard to the international airport in Minsk, Belarus, we encountered a feast for the eyes, the just-completed National Library of Belarus. An intriguing statue stood near the front of the beautiful building. A larger-than-life man from

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Christmas Wonders of the Kingdom

We are happy to offer this excellent Christmas reflection by Bob Lupton. Wise men, from the east. That’s how Matthew described them. Magi, leaders of sufficient import to gain a personal audience with Herod the Great. Three of them plus their considerable entourage. Tradition has ascribed to them names –

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