Darrow Miller and Friends

1,000 Refugee Children in Iraq Back in School

Since ISIS swept into northern Iraq in 2014, tens of thousands of people have been killed, and over two million internally displaced. The Islamic state first attacked their fellow Muslims, the Iraqi majority Shiite population. Then they virtually destroyed the Yazidi civilization, a sect founded in the 12th century that

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How American Women Have Blessed the World

Throughout his book Democracy in America, Alexis de Tocqueville identifies the things that have made the United States a unique and, yes, an exceptional nation. But what is the most important thing Americans have done? What has led to the great flourishing of this nation? De Tocqueville concludes it is

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American Women and the Power of Domestic Life

As we continue exploring the strength of American women (see part 1 and part 2) we note that de Tocqueville regarded their role in domestic life as an indication of nobility. As for myself, I do not hesitate to avow that, although the women of the United States are confined within the

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Are American Women Superior?

Our desire in this short blog series (go here for part 1) is to examine the higher elevation of American women than women in other nations. We seek to do this through commenting on some of the observations of the French historian, Alexis de Tocqueville, and his American contemporary, maternal feminist

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“American Women Are Superior” … So Says a Frenchman

Here in the West we have lost sight of the distinctive value and role of women. Is it time to differentiate again? Is it time once again to recognize the important differences between men and women? “To what the singular prosperity and growing strength of that people [of the USA]

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Beauty Is In the Eye of the Beholder?

We live in a day of relativism. Such a doctrine ignores the observable fact that the universe has a moral dimension. On the other side are those of us who seek to uphold the objective nature of human life in a creation built on moral and metaphysical standards. Yet when the

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Homosexuality: America’s Unwanted Export

Western nations once embraced biblical notions of marriage and sexuality. But five or six generations of Darwinism have left the culture in moral disarray. The highest court in the US has elevated homosexuality and same-sex “marriage” to legal status. Of course, given our Yankee pluck, radical change in our domestic policies

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African Pentecostalism, Poverty and Worldview: Part 2

In part 1, we introduced Bryant Myers’ paper, “Progressive Pentecostalism, Development, and Christian Development NGOs: A Challenge and an Opportunity“, noting especially the contrast he draws between the perspective of Western poverty fighters and African Pentecostals living in poverty. Myers accurately points out this contrast, but we suggest his analysis

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African Pentecostalism, Poverty and Worldview

Dr. Bryant L. Myers, for years a leader in the development arm of World Vision and now a professor of international development at Fuller Seminary, has written a thoughtful piece on development titled: Progressive Pentecostalism, Development, and Christian Development NGOs: A Challenge and an Opportunity. In the executive summary of

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Sweet Cakes Pays Back in Love

In the materialist’s world, battles are fought with weapons “of the flesh.” Litigation, for example. And of course the courts have their place: justice, after all, is rooted in God. Nevertheless, the Christ follower has access to a much more powerful weapon than a lawsuit. No doubt our readers are

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