Category Archives: ETW

Out of Africa: What Nation Discipling Looks Like

Jesus commanded His followers to disciple the nations. What does a discipled nation look like? In his forthcoming book, Emancipating the World, Darrow Miller writes: Shaped by today’s values, the church has focused its evangelism and discipleship on individuals, blinded … Continue reading

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What A Nation’s Culture Reveals About its God

Culture arises from the cult … when belief in the cult has been wretchedly enfeebled, the culture will decay swiftly. The material order rests upon the spiritual order. … The culture can be renewed only if the cult is renewed; … Continue reading

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Abuse a Dog and Serve Two Years; Murder a Newborn and Do Community Service

When I read the news item excerpted below, I thought of one of the key themes in Darrow’s forthcoming book, i.e. that the ethos of a society is determined by its worship. (In the book, Darrow points out the link … Continue reading

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Ideas Have Consequences … A Columbus Day Reflection

Per the subtitle of this blog, we believe that truth has the power to transform culture. That’s why, a few weeks ago, we highlighted Dr. Marvin Olasky’s challenging piece Darwin Matters: The Influence of Evolutionary Thinking Far Beyond Biology. This … Continue reading

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Who Will Win the War of 9/11?

I was in the shower, listening to NPR, when the program was interrupted for breaking news: at 8:46 a.m. a plane had crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center. Quickly I wrapped a towel around myself and … Continue reading

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Stephen Hawking Hits the Ceiling

British scientist Steven Hawking is reported to have recently said that heaven is “a fairy story” for people afraid of the dark. As those who believe in heaven, we can either respond with indignation, or we can engage the discussion thoughtfully with … Continue reading

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Will the Real Atheists Please Stand Up?

Sometimes Christians are accused of lacking the courage of their convictions. “If it were a crime to be a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you?” is one version of that. Okay, let’s grant that some truth lurks … Continue reading

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As the World Watches Egypt

Today Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak sent a confusing signal to the world about his intentions. As we publish this post, he has not resigned. In a few hours, Muslims will be at their Friday prayers. Possible scenarios include Islamist foment and … Continue reading

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A Perspective on Egypt

The world is watching, and blogging about, Egypt. We don’t have an insider’s perspective, but every human story evokes one or more of DNA’s teachings. As history unfolds in Egypt before our eyes, what should Christians derive from the picture? … Continue reading

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Gabrielle Giffords and An Unripened Harvest

Americans and their friends are praying for Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, shot at close range by a gunman on January 8. Their prayers are no doubt behind the “remarkable recovery” she has shown so far. Why is the American public riveted … Continue reading

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