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A Remnant: 7 Defining Characteristics

This is post 3 of 6 in the series “The Remnant” After our first two posts about the remnant, we still have this question: What are some of the characteristics of a remnant people? First, they are a people who hope in the future. They are oriented to the future, not

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The Remnant of Israel: A Model for Today

This is post 2 of 6 in the series “The Remnant” The Biblical concept of a remnant was born out of a time in Israel that was similar to our own. Early in her history, the nation of Israel had been faithful to the God of her fathers, Abraham, Isaac

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There’s a Place for Art in the Great Commission

“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth,” Genesis 1:1. An architect could read the verse as “In the beginning God designed the heavens and the earth.” An engineer could read it as “In the beginning God built the heavens and the earth.” As an artist I read

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Bringing Christmas to the Dark World of Sex Trafficking

No one can imagine how a transcendent God could become human. But maybe you can imagine a smaller picture of the incarnation of God, smaller yet very powerful. I speak of a company of nuns who pose as prostitutes and enter brothels to rescue women and girls trapped in sex

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Artists Conference: A Phoenix Opportunity Coming Soon

Answer: The current media world saturated with atheistic values and destructive messages. Question: What do you get when you discourage Christian young people from studying the arts? Nobody should be surprised at the state of affairs in today’s entertainment industry. Or media in general. When, for generations, the church has considered art

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Why This Blog?

This Frank and Ernest cartoon captures my aspiration for the Darrow Miller and Friends blog. The chick escapes the confines of its shell to experience the broader world for the first time: “Oh Wow! Paradigm Shift!” I want my readers to experience reality like this chick did. Years ago, after

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The Gospel Won’t Fit in Your Closet

Evangelicals and charismatics understand very well the individual dimension of the gospel, i.e. the personal and private need of the cross. We are sinners in need of salvation. We are lost and need to be found. We need to discover who we are and why we are here. The cross

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This Just In … Christians Care!

Christians care! That’s the gist of a recent editorial from the New York Times, “A Little Respect for Dr. Foster” by Nicholas Kristof/ @NickKristof. Kristof begins by referencing polls that indicate “gays and lesbians” are viewed more favorably than “evangelical Christians.” But he admits that Christians care: “I’ve been truly awed by [the

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The Unique Role of the Local Church in Developing a Flourishing Community, 1 of 4

We are happy to post, in four installments, a paper by our Disciple Nations Alliance colleague, Dwight Vogt, on a subject of vital concern to our readers. Go here to read Dwight’s excellent paper in its entirety.   The Unique Role of the Local Church in Developing a Flourishing Community

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Needed: A Theology of Suffering

We rarely hear a theology of suffering today. What we are hearing more often is a theology of comfort. “Come to Christ and you will be blessed!” “Pray and God will give you a new car!” “Give God $10 and He will give you $100 back!” The prosperity gospel is not the true

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