Category Archives: Imago Dei

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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Transgender Body Politics vs. the Facts of Life

Our good friend Nancy R. Pearcey is editor-at-large of The Pearcey Report. She is also scholar in residence and professor at Houston Baptist University, where she serves as director of the Francis Schaeffer Center for Worldview and Culture. She is also a fellow at the … 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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Relativism: The DEATH OF GOD and the Death of Man

The hideous shadow of death looms over the West today, a death which is the fruit of relativism. Francis Schaeffer once spoke about what he called the “curious mark of our own age: the only absolute allowed is the absolute … Continue reading

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An EMERGING AGENDA of the “Marriage Equality” Promoters

What’s the “marriage equality” debate really about? The current docket of the US Supreme Court includes two high-profile cases dealing with marriage: the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8. A few fundamentalist secularists–the radical fringe of the “LGBT” community–want … Continue reading

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What Makes Development Happen?

When I first began working for a relief and development organization, I began to wrestle with the question “Why are some nations rich and some poor?” I came to realize that poverty is not caused by a lack of resources. … Continue reading

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Les Miserables and the Power of a Balladeer

In a previous post I wrote about Les Miserables as a platform for understanding the impact of one’s worldview on how we perceive truth. But the experience of viewing the movie included, for me, a deeper level. How do we … Continue reading

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God Plus Ordinary People = Impact

Over the years I have been struck by the fact that God inhabits the ordinary. The birth of a child is an everyday miracle. God often uses unknown people to change their community or world. Dallas Willard captures this concept … Continue reading

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God, the Bible and Political Justice

If we are to think like the God of the Bible we must begin where He begins.  And God begins in Genesis with the creation of the cosmos, the earth, and everything in it.  Just two chapters are dedicated to this space-and-time creation … Continue reading

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