Category Archives: Education

SEMINARY: Education or Religious Schooling? part 3

Seminary training, for the most part, has failed to integrate the study of the Bible with the study of God’s works and God’s reason. That is the premise of a recent paper by our friend, Vishal Mangalwadi, founder and president of The … Continue reading

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SEMINARY: Education or Religious Schooling? part 2

Seminary training, for the most part, has failed to integrate the study of the Bible with the study of God’s works and God’s reason. That is the premise of a recent paper by our friend, Vishal Mangalwadi, founder and president of The … Continue reading

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SEMINARY: Education or Religious Schooling? part 1

Seminary training, for the most part, has failed to integrate the study of the Bible with the study of God’s works and God’s reason. That is the premise of a recent paper by our friend, Vishal Mangalwadi, founder and president of The … Continue reading

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EDUCATION for Freedom vs. TRAINING for Slavery

The human mind, bestowed by a Divine Creator, has developed remarkable technologies. How ironic that this rise of technical innovation could lead to the demise of the mind that invented the technologies in the first place! We have written elsewhere … Continue reading

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Oikonomia Network: Seminaries Teaching the Biblical View of Work

At the creation, God the divine Worker created man the human worker. The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it, (Gen 2:15 NIV). The Disciple Nations … Continue reading

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Shaping the Generation of the Future

Failure to see the future coming condemns societies to poverty. One of the things I have heard over and over again in my years working among the poor is the fatalistic mantra, “We are poor and there is nothing we … Continue reading

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The Mother as the First Teacher

A mother is the first teacher of every exemplar and every scoundrel. Too often we leave our children’s education to television, video games, the state, or their peers. Too many parents have abdicated their responsibility, largely because they no longer … Continue reading

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Ideas, Not Money, Transform Communities

Most people see money as the solution to poverty. But money almost always complicates things. Money does not lead to a community’s development. Here’s a story from Latin America that shows how ideas, rather than money, transform communities. My wife, … Continue reading

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Disciple a NATION? The Story of the Canaan Farm School

At the Disciple Nations Alliance, we often remind people that the Great Commission actually reads “… disciple all nations” (Matthew 28:19). That’s what Jesus said. But people often ask us, “Can anyone really disciple a nation? Can a country really be … 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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