Category Archives: Language

So-Called Same-Sex Marriage and the Language of Genesis

Same-sex marriage supporters sometimes say that Jesus didn’t even mention homosexuality, so how come Christians make such a big deal about it? After all, isn’t the New Testament more important for Christians than the Old Testament, where we find the … Continue reading

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From “Virtues” to “Values”: A Lamentable Change in Terms

It is popular today to speak of Christian “values.” There are even organizations that use the word in their name to grab the attention of Christians and other traditionalists who are concerned with the state of the family and the … Continue reading

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Feminism Doesn’t Mean What it Once Did

We received the following thoughtful response to Darrow’s post, A Personal Story About Why Words Matter, from our friend, Ryan Davis. Because it was worthy of more than a simple, brief reply, we are posting it here, with Darrow’s reply, … Continue reading

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A Personal Story About Why Words Matter

Words matter. Words have meanings. In fact, I have often reminded people that before you can change a society, you must first change the language. This means two things. First,  we must fight for time-tested Biblical language in our daily speaking … Continue reading

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Is God Making India a Great Nation?

Indian scholar, author, and speaker, Vishal Mangalwadi is one of DNA’s Idea Shapers. With his permission we are reprinting here a recent message he sent to his mailing list. One hundred years ago, Rabindra Nath Tagore became the first Indian to … Continue reading

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School vs. Education: The Difference Matters

Often at the beginning of the traditional school year I recall something I heard Francis Schaeffer say at L’ Abri Fellowship in Switzerland: “Don’t let your children’s schooling get in the way of their education!” Actually the expression was not … Continue reading

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A Word is Worth a Thousand Pictures

Words, not just pictures, are the currency of a productive life. If children and communities are to develop, they require a rich vocabulary—a treasure of words. This reflection is all the more important at a time when images are replacing … Continue reading

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CREATOR and CREATION: How Did God Make It Happen? part 2

Here’s the conclusion to part 1 of  CREATOR and CREATION: How Did God Make It Happen? published on Monday. There was soon light enough for them to see one another’s faces. The Cabby and the two children had open mouths and … Continue reading

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CREATOR and CREATION: How Did God Make It Happen?

Over the years, as I have taught on the significance of worldview for our lives and for the creation of godly culture, I have always touched briefly on how God created. In fact Genesis 1 reveals that God created the universe … Continue reading

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The SEDUCTION of Relativism: Why the DNA Affirms Truth and Not Merely Belief

How do truth and belief relate? The question may be more important than you realize. One of the milestones in my life was 1969 in L’Abri, Switzerland. Marilyn and I were studying  with the Schaeffers. We were living in the … Continue reading

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