Category Archives: Ideas Shapers

Erosion of TRUTH: Could America Become a Source of Terror?

Truth, not merely common sense, was the bedrock of America’s founding. But a long slide from the former to the latter has eroded much of the founders’ original set of intentions. That’s the argument by our friend, Vishal Mangalwadi in … Continue reading

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SYRIA EXPOSES THE NAKED WEST

We are happy to re-post here for  our readers the following Facebook offering from our friend Vishal Mangalwadi. Vishal is an Indian scholar, and author, and one of DNA’s Idea Shapers.  I feel sorry for President Obama. He needs American Congress to … Continue reading

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The Exhilarating Duty of Making Culture

Christian Overman is a writer, speaker, and coach. He earned a B.A. from the University of Washington, an M.Ed. from Seattle Pacific University, and his D. Min. from Bakke Graduate University. Christian is a Colson Centurion and does coaching training … Continue reading

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What is Christian Development?

People are always asking me: “Where did you get these ideas that you write and talk about?” “What books or articles have you found to be helpful in your understanding of worldview as it relates to poverty and development?” To … Continue reading

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God, the Bible, and Political Justice … continued

As believers today, our struggle with a split concept of reality is often revealed in our dualism between the Old and New Testament.  Jesus labors with our tendency towards this in Matthew 5: 17 “Do not think that I have come … Continue reading

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God, the Bible and Political Justice

If we are to think like the God of the Bible we must begin where He begins.  And God begins in Genesis with the creation of the cosmos, the earth, and everything in it.  Just two chapters are dedicated to this space-and-time creation … Continue reading

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Calling Christian Artists to Reach a World Desperate for Beauty

“He has made everything beautiful in its time.” Ecclesiastes 3:11 Christian artists today have a terrible conflict understanding the purpose of their gift. If their work does not talk about Jesus directly, does it still have value? Can they work on … Continue reading

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Why is India Corrupt? part II

Indian scholar, author, and speaker, Vishal Mangalwadi is one of DNA’s Idea Shapers. We are happy to offer here, in two installments, the introduction to his forthcoming book, Why Are We Backward? to be published by Aspire Prakashan, New Delhi. WARNING: This article … Continue reading

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Why Is India So Corrupt? Part I

Indian scholar, author, and speaker, Vishal Mangalwadi is one of DNA’s Idea Shapers. We are happy to offer here, in two installments, the introduction to his forthcoming book, Why Are We Backward? to be published by Aspire Prakashan, New Delhi. WARNING: … Continue reading

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A Child’s Imagination: Seedbed for Good or for Ill, Truth or Lies, Life or Death

Dr. Elizabeth Youmans, president and CEO of Chrysalis International and one of DNA’s ideas shapers, travels the world in her efforts to help churches effectively disciple children and youth. We are happy to offer the following excerpt from Dr. Youmans’s recent newsletter. … Continue reading

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