Darrow Miller and Friends

Category: Servanthood

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What a Janitor Can Teach Us About the Kingdom of God

I recently came across this thoughtful blog post by my friend Jim Mullins at Redemption Church in Tempe, Arizona. I passed it around at the DNA global secretariat office, and it was fun to hear many stories from my colleagues about the servant-hearted maintenance workers who made lasting impressions on

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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 capital? What’s that? In development circles people talk of the

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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 for achieving broader knowledge of the gospel, more Bibles in

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The Parents Were Missing So The Church Stepped In

Parents remain the vital link to child’s development, as I was reminded when I watched a recent documentary, “Undivided.” The picture told the story of a relationship between a local church and a public school in Portland, Oregon. Southlake Church initially connected with a struggling public school, Roosevelt High, and its

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Seven Essentials to Restoring America

America can be restored, notwithstanding the long downward path and recent defeats. The nation can be healed, but only with intentional and informed engagement by a remnant. First, we must recognize that ultimately, healing nations is God’s work: “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves

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Why is India Corrupt? part II

Indian scholar, author, and speaker, Vishal Mangalwadi is one of DNA’s Idea Shapers. We are happy to offer here, in two installments, the introduction to his forthcoming book, Why Are We Backward? to be published by Aspire Prakashan, New Delhi. WARNING: This article is not for family consumption. It is intended for mature

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Why You Need To Tilt Your Brain

One of the websites I find helpful is Mike Metzger’s Doggie Head Tilt. Mike is the President and Senior Fellow of The Clapham Institute, “whose mission is to help people and organizations advance faith-centered cultural reform.” In DNA circles, we often point out that “cult” is upstream from culture and

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Step Up and Be the Church!

Bravo to Shelby Cares, a network of churches in Shelby County, Tennessee, who have come together to serve and support people in communities effected by the current Mississippi River flood. This is from National Public Radio’s Morning Edition, which covered the story, Marcello Gonzalez, 29, stands inside the sprawling Hope

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Time to Stand with the People of Japan

Calling all DNA champions, supporters, partners, and friends, The news coming out of Japan is horrific. Last Friday’s earthquake and tsunami wrought the biggest disaster to strike that nation since the end of World War II. As of this writing, more than 10,000 have perished and Japanese authorities are scrambling

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Chris Ampadu Live

On Wednesday you have opportunity to hear a key global leader of DNA. Chris Ampadu is West Africa Coordinator for Samaritan Strategy Africa, a DNA affiliate. Chris, who travels and teaches internationally from his home in Ghana, has served on the Global Leadership Team of Disciple Nations Alliance and remains

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