Darrow Miller and Friends

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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Oklahoma Wesleyan President Exposes Ideological Fascism

About three weeks ago, Dr. Everett Piper, president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University in Tulsa, created a stir with his powerful article, This is Not Day Care, It’s a University. It’s probably the best, most succinct defense of a classical, liberal arts education I’ve ever heard. Piper was responding to the recent

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The Rise of a Muslim Reformation

Muslim terrorism has triggered an insider movement toward Muslim reformation. One of the most troubling facts about Islamic terrorism today is the sheer growth in the numbers of people willing to pursue violent jihad. David and Nancy French wrote about this recently. They pointed out that, given “Boko Haram, the Al-Nusra

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Out of the Mouth of Bono: Economics and Freedom

What do Bono and Milton Friedman have in common? As everybody knows, Bono is a celebrity rock star. Maybe not quite as many readers are aware that Friedman was an economist. Which one of them said, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.” “If you put the federal government

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Intellectual Hospitality: Growth Spaces Instead Of Safe Spaces

Today many university students put subjectivity over objectivity, feelings over the pursuit of truth. We have written on this phenomenon in the post “Safe Spaces”: Converting Students to Jihadis on University Campuses. Maybe instead of simply critiquing this trend, we should provide an alternative. How about “growth spaces” of intellectual

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Colorado Springs: Every Human Life Is Precious

The recent tragic and vile shooting at the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood facility has returned abortion to the front and center of the nation’s consciousness. There are two perspectives in the debate, one based in reality, the other in an ideological narrative. For years, the pro-abortion lobby has argued that

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