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Category: Great Commission

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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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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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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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Discipleship: What Jesus Wants the Church to Do

What part does discipleship play in the Great Commission? What should be the goal of the church? What is Jesus’ priority in terms of the church’s task? Many evangelicals would answer using the word “evangelism.” That was clearly Jesus’ passion, after all. But DNA co-founder, Dr. Bob Moffitt, suggests this

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Transformation: From the Inside Out

Transformation is God’s ultimate aim in creation. Yes, that includes people from every nation coming to a saving faith in Christ. It requires new churches being planted. Hungry people fed. These are all important, but they are not God’s ultimate aim. They should be viewed as essential “parts,” not ends.

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William Wilberforce: A Model for Today

Some 180 years after his death, William Wilberforce has something to teach us. That’s partly because his world and our world have a lot in common. In most of the ways that matter to Christians, many societies are sliding backwards. Sometimes we wonder why this is. What went wrong? What we

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The Create Commission: Artists Serving the Kingdom

For years I have been speaking about the role of the church as the wellspring of the arts for a society. I have also talked and written about worldview and the arts.  When I speak on these things, it usually stirs up the hearts of young Christian artists who have

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