Darrow Miller and Friends

Category: Current events

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What’s Wrong With a Story?

The Destructive Power of Narrative Recently, Darrow published a post, “All Black Lives Matter” that elicited some pushback. A DNA friend emailed Darrow to complain that what he wrote “isn’t a helpful narrative.” We hear the term, “narrative,” more and more. But what do people mean when they use it? Often, it

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Our Strange New World of Foolishness

In a famous quote, G.K. Chesterton defined foolishness: “When people stop believing in God, they don’t believe in nothing, they believe in anything.” That is, “anything” as in “any thing, without discrimination.” The ability to discriminate is an acquired skill. An infant cannot distinguish himself from his mother. By age

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Orlando: Love is Greater Than Hate

Orlando suffered unspeakable horror in the shooting early Sunday morning at the Pulse, Orlando’s “hottest gay bar.”  Forty-nine of the clubs patron’s were killed and 53 were wounded. The killer was Omar Mateen, a 29-year-old Muslim of Afghani heritage, who claimed allegiance to ISIS. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack.

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Why Have Evangelicals Supported Donald Trump?

Donald Trump favored by Evangelicals Like so many in this US election cycle, I assumed that if a moral, principled constitutionalist were to run for president, evangelical Christians would flock to him or her. With 17 candidates in the Republican field—including two with Latin backgrounds, one brilliant black surgeon, one

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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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Secular Religion in the Bathroom: A Dangerous Moment in America

Secular religion is behind the bathroom bills.  It is vital that Christians understand what is at stake with the Obama administration’s transgender directive to America’s public schools. It is far more than simply a policy about the use of bathrooms and showers. The first amendment to the U.S. Constitution states that

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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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All Black Lives Matter … Even Tiny Ones

In the previous post we showed that, measured by actual practice, many who say “black lives matter” really believe that only some black lives matter. That’s the reasonable conclusion from the deafening silence about so much black-on-black violence. In addition to the horrendous black-on-black violence and homicides, there is another place where

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All Black Lives Matter

Photo by Fibonacci Blue from Minnesota “Black lives matter, but some black lives matter more than others” (with apologies to George Orwell). At least that’s what one gathers from the movement. It began only after several controversial (and lamentable) police shootings. In the words of one of the founders, Alicia Garza: “#BlackLivesMatter

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Why You Don’t Define Your Own Reality

By UpstateNYer – Own work   So much of today’s news seems unreal. Middle Eastern Muslim mobs molesting and raping German women in front of the Cologne cathedral, for example. It presents a troubling tale of two religions: a powerless Christian orthodoxy in the grip of a merciless Islamic fist.

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