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“Prime Minister”: Another Way to Say “First Servant”

On a recent trip to Bogota, Colombia, I was struck by a new insight on the comprehensive nature of servanthood. The first day, I taught a concept we call the “Monday Church.” That’s our term to depict the need for … Continue reading

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One Life of Love: A Labor Day Reflection

The Great Commission calls every Christian to advance the gospel of the kingdom, in love. We are to see the people around us as humans made in the image of God. Are they sinful and fallen? Yes. And they are … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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What’s LOVE Got to Do with Immigration?

How should love change the way we participate in today’s immigration debate? A big piece of the answer was posted recently at The Gospel Coalition by DNA board member, Tyler Johnson. Tyler is the lead pastor of Redemption Church, a … Continue reading

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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, … 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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Love, Expressed through Sacrificial Service, is Essential for Cultural Transformation

We all long to be used by God to transform our societies. Christ has shown us the way that this can happen–he modelled it for us. It is the way of love expressed through sacrificial service. We passionately desire to prepare … Continue reading

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More Reception Among Muslims

We recently received a very encouraging report from a Vision Conference conducted in the Middle East.  The trainer shares that the time was very stressful: most of the leaders were semi-literate and the presentations had to be interpreted into two … Continue reading

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Obama’s Blinding Style, Part 5 & Final

After President Obama signed the executive order allowing funding to go to international organizations that perform abortions, people began talking about the return of the culture wars. Personally, I have found Professor James Davidson Hunters’ coining of the phrase “culture wars” … Continue reading

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Western Society Seeks Alternative Spirituality

This was written as a response to numerous comments that Darrow received on his last post. It seems that this blog struck a chord with some people who are Atheists in their belief/faith system. A number have called me on … Continue reading

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