Category Archives: Theology

Another Story of Christianity Blessing China

Given the reality of Christianity blessing China, the country’s leaders would do well to give greater freedoms to their Christian churches. A recent study indicates that such freedoms would benefit the country as a whole, in real economic terms. Loosening the … Continue reading

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What Wisdom Has to Do with Wealth

We wrote recently about the implications of wisdom in human life as an attribute from the creation. Wisdom is the framework for humans to flourish as God intended. It’s not hard to see wisdom vs. folly played out in simple economics. … Continue reading

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Imitating the First Artist: The Place of Beauty and Creativity in God’s Design

We are happy to reproduce here, by permission, the following excellent post from Reconciled World. Creator & Creation – The Place of Beauty & Creativity in God’s Design Have you ever walked into a movie late? What was that experience … Continue reading

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Divine Conception, Human Birth: What Pregnancy Teaches Us About God, part 2

The Christmas season–the celebration of Christ’s birth–gives us opportunity to think about human pregnancy and how it pictures something truly magnificent about God. For example, God gave birth to the nation of Israel. The Song of Moses is  the composition that marks the … Continue reading

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One Mother’s Unspeakable Christmas Love

This is that wonderful time of year when we observe the birth of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. He was the ultimate gift of love: “God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son … (John 3:16 NIV).” … Continue reading

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Divine Conception: What Pregnancy Teaches Us About God

What a wondrous time of year! For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of … Continue reading

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The Maternal Dignity of a Pregnant Mom

When Darrow taught in Paraguay recently, Eduardo Gallegos Krause was in attendance. After he heard Darrow’s message about God’s maternal heart, Eduardo wrote the following reflection about his and his wife’s experience of conceiving and bearing a child.  We are happy to … Continue reading

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The Unique Role of the Local Church in Developing a Flourishing Community, 4 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 … Continue reading

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The Unique Role of the Local Church in Developing a Flourishing Community, 2 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 … Continue reading

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A Wasteland Transformed to a Garden

People often ask us, “Can you really disciple a nation? Is it really true that nations can be transformed, desolate lands can become gardens?” Our answer is a resounding “Yes!” But there’s a vital piece that must be in place, … Continue reading

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