Darrow Miller and Friends

Category: Morality

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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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Love Speaks the Truth

 What does love look in today’s public square? (Photo by Rhododendrites) Just over one month has passed since the atrocity in Orlando. In those four weeks, many have insisted that the Christian community needs to accept and embrace, rather than judge and condemn, the LGBT lifestyle. Christian friends and acquaintances have said that

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Why Narratives Have Become Pervasive

This is post 3 of 6 in the series “Narratives” Narratives are pervasive today because of a worldview shift to postmodernism The concept of “narrative” we’ve been exploring in this series is not new, but today narratives have become commonplace. They are pervasive. You name the major issue of the

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Religious Liberty and Compassion: Incompatible?

Religious liberty can coexist with compassion Life is full of choices, but sometimes what appears to be a choice is actually a false dichotomy. “Why is food either good for you, or delicious?” (Some nutritious food is very tasty.) “Is the Christian life a matter of being faithful, or fruitful?”

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What’s the Real Agenda of Trans Activists?

The current trans rights discussion is not about bathrooms; it’s about the destruction of the family and the overthrow of the transcendent moral order that has supported it. It dawned on me recently that President Obama’s legacy will not be in maintaining America’s security and well-being. Rather, he will be remembered for determining who

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Moral Creator, Moral Creation: Why Atheists Deny God

This is post 3 of 10 in the series “Romans 1” Answer: God’s invisible, moral character is revealed in His creation. Question: How can the invisible be visible? That’s where we ended last Thursday’s post. Since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities … have been clearly seen, Romans 1:19–20.

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Humans Reject the Truth

This is post 1 of 10 in the series “Romans 1” “What is truth?” The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, Romans 1:18 With this overarching statement, Paul opens his short course on

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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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A Theology of Rape in Isis, A Doctrine of Rape on the Campus

“Pursue no woman to her tears.” I found these lovely words in a poem called The Honor Men by James Hay, Jr. More about that below. Today’s pervasive global culture is largely misogynist: men act like brutes and women are driven to tears. For the most part, life in every

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Bringing Christmas to the Dark World of Sex Trafficking

No one can imagine how a transcendent God could become human. But maybe you can imagine a smaller picture of the incarnation of God, smaller yet very powerful. I speak of a company of nuns who pose as prostitutes and enter brothels to rescue women and girls trapped in sex

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