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RELIGIOUS FREEDOM in America: Will it Survive?

Among the nations of the world, America has long been the bastion of religious freedom. That freedom is already eroding, but it must not be allowed to further diminish. It must be restored. Eric Metaxas has become something of a … Continue reading

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The 2012 Election: What Does it Mean for America?

I cannot think about the 2012 election in America without recalling words originally penned in French: Toute nation a le gouvernement qu’elle mérite. So wrote Joseph de Maistre in 1811. Maistre was a philosopher, writer, lawyer, and diplomat who lived in Savoy (modern day … Continue reading

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The Moral Poverty of the West: Its Cause, Effects, and Solution

Who is not stunned by today’s news stories of violence? On July 22 Anders Behring Breivik murdered 91 fellow Norwegians. Just two weeks later we witnessed the August riots in England. Riots tore apart France in the fall of 2005. … Continue reading

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An Idea Shaper You Need to Know

Bob Moffitt, fellow co-founder of the Disciple Nations Alliance, and I have been teaching within Youth With A Mission (YWAM) circles since about 1987. For many years, as I would travel and facilitate the Worldview and Development Workshop, people would … Continue reading

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How Does the Church Fight Terrorism?

Jihadism is that radical Islam that wages jihad, or war, against non-Muslims and even against moderate Muslims. For the sake of discussion, let’s say everyone agrees that Jihadism poses a threat to freedom. And let’s say that everyone agrees that the job … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions and the Bible

A recent study indicates most New Year’s resolutions last about one week. No big surprise there. Yet the headline serves to illustrate an important aspect of a Christian worldview, one with implications far beyond attrition rates at the gym. To … Continue reading

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Wayne Grudem on Christians and Government

What’s a biblical view of government? What’s an appropriate role for Christians in politics? For a very helpful and concise primer, check out the four-minute video below by Wayne Grudem, a friend of DNA. Speaking about his recent book, Politics … Continue reading

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Kings Aren’t Elected

Elections are good occasions to remind us two things about earthly leaders: First, they derive their authority from an ultimate administrator, and second, the purposes of that Administrator will indeed prevail on the earth. Jesus taught us to pray Thy … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Must Read: Manhattan Declaration

This just in. You may want to consider supporting this effort with your signature. Today a group of prominent Christian clergy, ministry leaders and scholars released the Manhattan Declaration, which addresses the sanctity of life, traditional marriage and religious liberty.  … Continue reading

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