Darrow Miller and Friends

All Black Lives Matter

Photo by Fibonacci Blue from Minnesota “Black lives matter, but some black lives matter more than others” (with apologies to George Orwell). At least that’s what one gathers from the movement. It began only after several controversial (and lamentable) police shootings. In the words of one of the founders, Alicia Garza: “#BlackLivesMatter

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God the Builder: An Architect’s Captivating Discovery, part 2

Dome of the Florence Cathedral by Brunelleschi (1438) who transformed the role and status of the architect. Photo by Bruce Stokes on Flickr In part 1 we wrote about architect Christopher Alexander who said that his half century as an architect and student of creation has persuaded him not only of God’s existence

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God the Builder: An Architect’s Captivating Discovery

Painting of Abraham’s Departure by József Molnár For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God. At the end of history a city will arise whose Architect and Builder is God. The Creator who conceived, designed and built our earthly home, is also

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Singapore: Preview of the New Jerusalem?

Singapore, identified by its people as the “Garden City,” is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It has not always been so. On August 9, 1965, when Singapore gained independence from Malaysia, it was a dirty, crime-infested, corruption-ridden, poor, crowded, inhospitable, resource-deprived third-world nation, perched on a 286-square-mile

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Why You Don’t Define Your Own Reality

By UpstateNYer – Own work   So much of today’s news seems unreal. Middle Eastern Muslim mobs molesting and raping German women in front of the Cologne cathedral, for example. It presents a troubling tale of two religions: a powerless Christian orthodoxy in the grip of a merciless Islamic fist.

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To Be a Pygmy Is To Be Made in God’s Image

  Pygmy. The name evokes varied images, not all favorable. In fact, Pygmies have not always esteemed themselves. That’s why a recent story about a Pygmy community in the Congo is so compelling. They came to see for the first time what it means to be made in the image

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Our Antimaternal Age

Original photo all4desktop.com We live in a new era of human history, the age of the antimaternal. From the beginning of time, people have understood that it was normal, natural … yes, even beautiful, to have children. Not anymore. The sexist’s war against women has been replaced with the modern

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Worldview 101: The Transformed Mind

  Benutzer:Summi – Friedrich Eduard Bilz (1842–1922): Das neue Naturheilverfahren (75. Jubiläumsausgabe), Public Domain   The Apostle Paul challenged the Christians in Rome: “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–His good, pleasing

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Black Lives Matter: The Story of Fannie Lou Hamer

By Fibonacci Blue from Minnesota, USA Answer: Black Lives Matter. Question: What popular ethnic slogan would have struck most ears as redundant until a few months ago? As a PR strategy, the phrase “Black Lives Matter” has been wildly successful. Coined in 2013 after the Treyvon Martin shooting, it has since

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Your Food Use Can Impact the World

Food seems like an unlikely ingredient for cultural transformation (read discipling). But it clearly is. In a time when the Right seems hellbent on raping the planet and the Left is fixated on “climate change” there is a sane middle. There are voices speaking and hands working in their own communities

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