Category Archives: Theology

Shaping the Generation of the Future

Failure to see the future coming condemns societies to poverty. One of the things I have heard over and over again in my years working among the poor is the fatalistic mantra, “We are poor and there is nothing we … Continue reading

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Coram Deo: Made for God’s Presence

Coram Deo is about living every moment of our lives before the face of God–in his presence, under his authority, and for his glory–whether in the sanctuary, in the home or in the marketplace and the public square. That being the case, … Continue reading

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Coram Deo: Before the Face of God

Coram Deo is about living every moment of our lives before the face of God–in his presence, under his authority, and for his glory–whether in the sanctuary, in the home or in the marketplace and the public square. That being … Continue reading

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What is Metaphysical Capital and Do You Have Any?

Here at the Disciple Nations Alliance we speak much about the role of worldview in development and how the metaphysical capital of a biblical worldview can lead to the flourishing of a people and nation. You may be thinking, Metaphysical … Continue reading

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Missionaries: What Good are They?

What happens when missionaries show up? What do missionaries really accomplish? More than they generally get credit for. That’s the conclusion of some PhD research by Robert Woodberry on the impact of Protestant missionaries. Most people would likely credit missionaries … Continue reading

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Satan: Alive and Well in Africa, Not in America?

Years ago, Marilyn and I had a young  North American atheist stay at our home. He had just returned from a two-year stint with the Peace Corps in a remote village in the jungles of Indonesia. He left and returned … Continue reading

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Christmas: The Original Fairy Tale

An American missionary family was living in a big city in Siberia. The children attended public schools, and every day mom and dad planned for dropping off and picking up the kids. They had no vehicle so they used public … Continue reading

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Husband and Husbandry: Preserving and Protecting

Wendell Berry (born August 5, 1934) is a true intellectual. He’s also a farmer. He models what we will see someday in the garden city (see Revelation 22:1-5). Berry comes from a long line of Kentucky farmers. His life is … Continue reading

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What Makes The Hobbit The Hobbit?

In Puerto Rico last month, Darrow mentioned something about one of his “favorite books,” Tree and Leaf by Tolkien. I had never heard of this book but came home and ordered it. Now I have a new  favorite book. In … Continue reading

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Why Cities Should Reflect the New Jerusalem

History began in a garden and will end in a city! We are the children of Adam and Eve; the Cultural Mandate given to our first parents  (Genesis 1:26-28) remains in force today. We are to have children, form families … Continue reading

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