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Category: Imago Dei

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Healthcare and Development: Learning from the Mennonite Colonies

Years ago, some Mennonite colonies settled in the “Green Hell” of Paraguay’s Gran Chaco. Their story is an illustration of how God works through people to heal the land and build a nation. In his book, Like A Mustard Seed: Mennonites in Paraguay, Mennonite author Edgar Stoesz tells this fascinating

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What God Thinks About “Overpopulation”

Overpopulation is often used to describe places like India. Any Westerner visiting India for the first time is struck with the teeming masses of humanity, a seemingly endless sea of people wherever you look. My Indian host, a seminary grad and one of the most gifted Christian leaders I’ve ever

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Fighting Slavery, One Dress At A Time

Slavery was abolished in the United States in 1865. We fought a war to end the cruelty of this institution, but few of us know that more people are enslaved today than at the height of the transatlantic slave trade. Modern day slavery is real. In fact, it’s more aggressive

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Further On Chile and Milton Friedman

Our dear friend Lianggi Espinoza from Chile continues his dialog with us around our Dec 14 post, “Out of the Mouth of Bono: Economics and Freedom.”  In Lianggi’s latest comments he writes: About the interview with Friedman. The tenth commandment is do not covet. And communists do that. Their system

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Donald Trump vs. Cologne Deniers: The Price of Political Correctness

There’s a link between Donald Trump and the New Year’s Eve Cologne attacks. The New Year began in ugly fashion at the train station in Cologne, Germany. At least 100 German women were groped and raped. Der Spiegel wrote about “… drunk young men from North Africa who formed gangs

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From Small Beginnings

From small beginnings come grand results: consider the acorn and the oak. Once in a while we come across an article that evokes the writing of early, maternal feminist Lydia Sigourney. We’ve excerpted her book, Letters to Young Ladies, many  times. Recently we saw a great blog post by Naomi

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The Magna Carta: 800-Year-Old Taproot of Christian Freedoms

British historian and author Philip Quenby has just finished a five-part documentary to celebrate the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. The series examines Magna Carta and its legacy in politics, science, society, law and warfare. “Magna Carta Unlocked” can be streamed here. Quenby argues that the development of modern civil

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A Theology of Rape in Isis, A Doctrine of Rape on the Campus

“Pursue no woman to her tears.” I found these lovely words in a poem called The Honor Men by James Hay, Jr. More about that below. Today’s pervasive global culture is largely misogynist: men act like brutes and women are driven to tears. For the most part, life in every

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There’s a Place for Art in the Great Commission

“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth,” Genesis 1:1. An architect could read the verse as “In the beginning God designed the heavens and the earth.” An engineer could read it as “In the beginning God built the heavens and the earth.” As an artist I read

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Bringing Christmas to the Dark World of Sex Trafficking

No one can imagine how a transcendent God could become human. But maybe you can imagine a smaller picture of the incarnation of God, smaller yet very powerful. I speak of a company of nuns who pose as prostitutes and enter brothels to rescue women and girls trapped in sex

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