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The Nightmare on the Way to the American Dream

Recent events in Europe and the Middle East have pushed the border stories down a notch. But immigrants from Central America are still flooding into the US. Children and youth (and women) are fleeing corrupt and impoverished Central American nations. … Continue reading

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Oikonomia Network: Seminaries Teaching the Biblical View of Work

At the creation, God the divine Worker created man the human worker. The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it, (Gen 2:15 NIV). The Disciple Nations … Continue reading

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Christians in Iraq Are in Desperate Need

Troubling news from Iraq continues apace. That’s not new, but the level of escalation, and the description of events on the ground, both indicate a mushrooming humanitarian crisis, an extreme situation which warrants the attention, prayers, and gifts of Christians … Continue reading

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Transformation: From the Inside Out

Transformation is God’s ultimate aim in creation. Yes, that includes people from every nation coming to a saving faith in Christ. It requires new churches being planted. Hungry people fed. These are all important, but they are not God’s ultimate … Continue reading

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The Virtuous Use of Feminine Power

Whence the power of a young woman over a young man? For the answer we must turn to Genesis. This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was … Continue reading

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Truth and Love: It’s Not Your Father’s Pulpit Anymore

Pity the pastor who has to consider what could happen if he speaks the truth. Time was when the preacher set the tone and the church shaped the community. Now it’s more like the other way around. As Darrow has … Continue reading

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Coram Deo: The Glory of God in the Face of Christ

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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Imagination, the Human Capacity for Godlike Creativity

Imagination is one of the Creator’s most valuable gifts to his human creatures. When imagination is nurtured, we flourish. When it is suppressed, we languish. My friend, Ana, spent several days sitting and talking with a group of young teen … Continue reading

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God Didn’t Make Me to Be a Suicide Bomber

A nine-year-old Afghan girl named Spozhmai is being held in protective custody at a police station in the Khan Neshin district in the southeastern part of Helmand province. She turned herself into the police rather than carry out the order of … Continue reading

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Is the Church Listening to Martin Luther King?

Last October I was teaching a class on ethics to my children and we read “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” This famous open letter was penned by Martin Luther King on April 16, 1963. I had never read it before. I … Continue reading

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