Category Archives: Poverty

The Sinister Link Between Poverty and Violence

Violence and poverty go hand in hand. That shouldn’t surprise anyone, but until recently I had not appreciated just how closely these two evils are related. God broke my heart for the plight of the poor when I was in … Continue reading

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The METAPHYSICAL CAPITAL of a Judeo-Christian Worldview

Worldview has a powerful impact on a society, as we often say here at Darrow Miller and Friends. And as I was reminded by some recent correspondence. Occasionally someone will ask me to review a book they have written. Recently, … Continue reading

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The Rock Star Who Preached Capitalism: Bono Changes His Tune

Bono, the rock star who rose to prominence almost 30 years ago, is singing a new song. A famine in the Horn of Africa killed 400,000 in Ethiopia in 1983-84. In response, two musician activists–Bob Geldof and Midge Ure–organized what … Continue reading

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Shalom: Watch God at Work in History

When God shows up in human history today, what happens? What does that look like? The gospel spreading? Prayer movements launching? Churches growing? Disciples maturing? Yes, of course. And hungry people being fed. Desperate poverty decreasing. Diseases diminishing. Families living … Continue reading

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COMPASSION: The Noun That Used to Be a Verb

Compassion doesn’t mean what it used to. Not in Western cultures, at least. One hundred fifty years ago compassion was a verb. The term meant “to compassionate, i.e., to join with in passion.”[1]  Today, compassion is a noun. It has been … Continue reading

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African Leader Chris Ampadu Wins WORLD Recognition

Years ago I had the privilege of meeting Chris Ampadu in Ghana, West Africa and mentoring him in the DNA messages. So I’m happy to point you to this story about WORLD’s recognition of Chris’s wholistic ministry in a needy part of the … Continue reading

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The Three Deadliest Words in the World …

“It’s a girl.” We’ve written many times about the evil of gendercide, including our all-time most read post, Gendercide: The War on Baby Girls. Other popular posts related to this subject include One Courageous Response to Gendercide – The War Against Females and On … Continue reading

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Why Compassion Must Begin With a Call to Repentance

As a country pursues a shift in worldview, language and culture will change as well. These changes then lead to a shift in policies and practices of compassion. This process can be pictured as Paradigm → Principles → Policies → … Continue reading

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One Courageous Response to Gendercide – The War Against Females, Part 1 of 2

by Gary Brumbelow and Darrow Miller Over 20 years ago, Dr. Ted Yamamori, the President of Food for the Hungry International, was walking through a refugee camp in Ethiopia. He heard the unmistakable cry of an infant struggling for life. … Continue reading

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EFFECTIVE COMPASSION: Seven Proven Principles

Marvin Olasky is Editor-in-Chief of World Magazine and author of multiple books, including The Tragedy of American Compassion which has been especially influential in DNA circles. Marvin was the keynote speaker at the March 3 DNA benefit dinner in Phoenix. He has graciously … Continue reading

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