Darrow Miller and Friends

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Community: The Engine of Mennonite Economic Development

We wrote earlier about Edward Stoesz’s book, Like a Mustard Seed, describing the unlikely story of the Mennonites in the Gran Chaco of Paraguay. Stoesz describes nine principles that guided these immigrants in transforming a wasteland to a garden. The second of Stoesz’ principles applied by the Mennonites was Community. It was the Mennonite cooperatives that

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Is Capitalism the Best Means of Social Responsibility?

Too often, the word “capitalism” is the red flag that enrages the bull of social justice. But I would argue that what we call capitalism today is a caricature of the real thing. It shares some of the characteristics of true capitalism but without its inherent sense of social responsibility. For

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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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CLAPHAM for the 21st Century: the Monday Church On the Move

We’ve written here about Clapham more than once. Now I’m happy to highlight a movement that is bringing a Clapham influence to today’s world. At the recent Chuck Colson Center’s Wilberforce Weekend, we were introduced to a number of ministries connected to the larger world of the Colson Center. One in particular echoes

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Just Because They’re Girls: Evil Worse than the Slave Trade & the Holocaust

In a dark dungeon I stood with a broken heart on centuries-old dry excrement. I was visiting the Cape Coast Castle in Ghana, a transshipping point for African captives in the British Atlantic slave trade. In each dungeon, hundreds of slaves were so tightly packed that these desperate humans could

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Toowoomba: Churches Together Transforming a City

We in the Disciple Nations Alliance regard the local church as God’s primary instrument to bring transformation to its neighborhood and community. Yet we also argue that local churches in a city need to band together to be “the church in the city.” In the New Testament, the church is

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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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Two Radio Interviews with Darrow on LifeWork

Be sure to tune in this Friday, September 17, at 1:30PM EST as Darrow will be interviewed by John Rabe of Coral Ridge Ministries.  You can catch the interview online by visiting GraceFM Radio’s website and following the instructions to “Listen Now” at the top right of the page. John

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Exciting Opportunities in the Phoenix Area!

Today there are more churches in the world than ever, and yet more brokenness, poverty, corruption, and despair. Why? In Matthew 28:18-20, Jesus gives his marching orders to the Church: make disciples of all nations! Today, the Church has largely misunderstood this task with tragic consequences. For many, “making disciples

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Healthcare Legislation and the Local Church

Sunday marked a historic milestone for the United States with the passage of healthcare legislation long championed by President Obama. There is more than enough political commentary on this subject. My focus here is on what this legislation may mean for a part of our society we at the DNA care

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