Darrow Miller and Friends

Category: Imago Dei

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SCOTUS, Meet American Principles

Last June 26 the US landscape fundamentally changed. On that day SCOTUS announced its majority opinion that “same-sex couples may exercise the fundamental right to marry in all States” and that “there is no lawful basis for a State to refuse to recognize a lawful same-sex marriage performed in another

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“Safe Spaces”: Converting Students to Jihadis on University Campuses

Unlikely as it may seem, a jihadi doctrine is growing among non-Muslims in the Western world. The growth of this doctrine is leading to the demise of the West. Western universities used to be “liberal” places (as in “liberal arts”), centers of critical thinking, free speech, freedom of conscience. People of different views

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Do You Have a Kingdom Vision for Your Community?

A friend lived in a remote village in northern Thailand where the people did not know what it was to dream of a better future. In response, he began to “dream out loud” sitting around the communal fire in the evening. Over time, as people began to hear his vision

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Love is Better than Tolerance, part 2

This post is the continuation of “Love is Better than Tolerance.” When Jesus departed the Gerasenes he was exemplifying neighborliness. He didn’t have to leave; he was the Lord of every place, as He is today. But a gentleman doesn’t push in where he’s not wanted, and Jesus is a gentleman.

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Love is Better than Tolerance

How is the Christ follower supposed to think about tolerance? Is tolerance a Christian virtue? Many people would say Yes, Jesus was tolerant. They might point to the story in Luke 8 about the demonized man in the country of the Gerasenes. Jesus cast out the demon and the man’s

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A Woman Can Do Anything a Man Can Do

“A woman can do anything a man can do.” Most of us have heard that sentiment. Or even expressed it. No doubt the phrase sometimes captures legitimate frustration. Ever since Genesis 3 husbands have tilted away from responsibility and women have had to fill the gap. I personally know many

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Ben Carson, Dan Quinn, and Sharia Law

A vigorous debate is underway in the United States over two different but related subjects. First was the observation raised by US presidential contender, Dr. Ben Carson. He said he does not believe that a Muslim who subscribes to Sharia law should be president. His statement raised a firestorm among

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How American Women Have Blessed the World

Throughout his book Democracy in America, Alexis de Tocqueville identifies the things that have made the United States a unique and, yes, an exceptional nation. But what is the most important thing Americans have done? What has led to the great flourishing of this nation? De Tocqueville concludes it is

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American Women and the Power of Domestic Life

As we continue exploring the strength of American women (see part 1 and part 2) we note that de Tocqueville regarded their role in domestic life as an indication of nobility. As for myself, I do not hesitate to avow that, although the women of the United States are confined within the

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Are American Women Superior?

Our desire in this short blog series (go here for part 1) is to examine the higher elevation of American women than women in other nations. We seek to do this through commenting on some of the observations of the French historian, Alexis de Tocqueville, and his American contemporary, maternal feminist

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