Darrow Miller and Friends

Category: Economic Development

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Singapore: Preview of the New Jerusalem?

Singapore, identified by its people as the “Garden City,” is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It has not always been so. On August 9, 1965, when Singapore gained independence from Malaysia, it was a dirty, crime-infested, corruption-ridden, poor, crowded, inhospitable, resource-deprived third-world nation, perched on a 286-square-mile

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Your Food Use Can Impact the World

Food seems like an unlikely ingredient for cultural transformation (read discipling). But it clearly is. In a time when the Right seems hellbent on raping the planet and the Left is fixated on “climate change” there is a sane middle. There are voices speaking and hands working in their own communities

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The Creative Power of a Dream

Photo by Takeaway – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0 Sometimes a dream becomes the gateway to the future. Thirty-five years ago, Jim and Debbie (not their real names) worked in villages in Thailand where many farmers grew opium. Jim and Debbie wanted to help them find Christ and make an honest

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Healthcare and Development: Learning from the Mennonite Colonies

Years ago, some Mennonite colonies settled in the “Green Hell” of Paraguay’s Gran Chaco. Their story is an illustration of how God works through people to heal the land and build a nation. In his book, Like A Mustard Seed: Mennonites in Paraguay, Mennonite author Edgar Stoesz tells this fascinating

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What God Thinks About “Overpopulation”

Overpopulation is often used to describe places like India. Any Westerner visiting India for the first time is struck with the teeming masses of humanity, a seemingly endless sea of people wherever you look. My Indian host, a seminary grad and one of the most gifted Christian leaders I’ve ever

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Further On Chile and Milton Friedman

Our dear friend Lianggi Espinoza from Chile continues his dialog with us around our Dec 14 post, “Out of the Mouth of Bono: Economics and Freedom.”  In Lianggi’s latest comments he writes: About the interview with Friedman. The tenth commandment is do not covet. And communists do that. Their system

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Out of the Mouth of Bono: Economics and Freedom

    By Web Summit, CC BY 2.0 What do Bono and Milton Friedman have in common? As everybody knows, Bono is a celebrity rock star. Maybe not quite as many readers are aware that Friedman was an economist. Which one of them said, “There’s no such thing as a free

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Foreign Aid In Isolation From Truth Doesn’t Work

Foreign aid is sometimes doled out like playing cards. How did a nation as smart as the United States ever get taken over by the paradigm that money is the solution? We believe this for our own lives, for the ills and poverty in our own country, and by extension

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African Pentecostalism, Poverty and Worldview: Part 2

In part 1, we introduced Bryant Myers’ paper, “Progressive Pentecostalism, Development, and Christian Development NGOs: A Challenge and an Opportunity“, noting especially the contrast he draws between the perspective of Western poverty fighters and African Pentecostals living in poverty. Myers accurately points out this contrast, but we suggest his analysis

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African Pentecostalism, Poverty and Worldview

Dr. Bryant L. Myers, for years a leader in the development arm of World Vision and now a professor of international development at Fuller Seminary, has written a thoughtful piece on development titled: Progressive Pentecostalism, Development, and Christian Development NGOs: A Challenge and an Opportunity. In the executive summary of

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