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Phoenix Christians Stand in the Gap in Love

Last week, a protest in front of a mosque in Phoenix made local and international news as the media reported a clash between about 250 heavily armed protesters and an equal number of counter-protesters. A lesser reported aspect of the … Continue reading

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One Mother’s Unspeakable Christmas Love

This is that wonderful time of year when we observe the birth of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. He was the ultimate gift of love: “God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son … (John 3:16 NIV).” … Continue reading

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Truth and Love: It’s Not Your Father’s Pulpit Anymore

Pity the pastor who has to consider what could happen if he speaks the truth. Time was when the preacher set the tone and the church shaped the community. Now it’s more like the other way around. As Darrow has … Continue reading

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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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