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A Powerful Resource for Creating Godly Culture

Here at the Disciple Nations Alliance we are fans of Ken Myers and his Mars Hill Audio Journal. Ken helps us understand what it means to live Coram Deo in our deeply secular 21st-century world. Many Christians live in the sacred-secular divide which leaves them in one of two unacceptable positions: on the

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Beyond the Sacred-Secular Divide

A real problem for many in the Church today is a tendency to divide the world into mutually exclusive compartments. One component is labeled “sacred” and has to do with the spiritual life. Everything else goes into a “secular” category. For those who hold this divided view of reality, the consequences are profound.

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Worldview and Theology

I had a stimulating discussion last week with the leadership of the Desiring God International Outreach ministry.  During the course of our conversation, they asked for my opinion on the distinction between worldview and theology. The by-line of the international outreach ministry is “Theological Famine Relief for the Global Church.”

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The Universe is Ultimately Beautiful

The Aesthetic That God is the first and perfect artist is attested by the beauty of creation. The fact that “in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” establishes the metaphysical foundation for all of the arts (painting, writing, composition, sculpting, dance, etc.) and  for human creativity. Beauty

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A Prosperous & Happy Society, Created by Individuals & Institutions, 4/4

Avoiding “The Europe Syndrome” In my last two blogs, we looked at the essential roles of families, churches and civil government in fostering healthy societies, and how socialist and communist states are defined by the encroachment of the civil government into the roles of both families and churches. The result

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New YouTube Videos about Obama, History, & Christianity

Check out www.YouTube.com/VishalMangalwadi in light of Obama’s upcoming inauguration.  Should he swear in on the Bible?  Plus, other interesting thoughts about race, change, merit, and politics.  We think a lot of Vishal’s work, reflections and important cultural insights. -Tim C. Williams  

Is America a Christian Nation? Part 1 of 2

A few weeks ago, our good friend Ana from Brazil sent us a note with a video clip of Barack Obama’s comments on whether the USA was a Christian nation.  The tape, titled Obama and Religion, was from a message that he delivered at the June 28, 2006 keynote speech

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Becoming People of Influence in Order to Shape Our Language, Part 2 of 2

James Davidson Hunter, the William R. Kenan Professor of Sociology and Religious Studies at the University of Virginia, has written a profound book that helps us understand the impact of language on moral development.  In his book, The Death of Character: Moral Education in an Age without Good or Evil,

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A Messy Christmas

“[The shepherds] hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. . . But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.”  – Luke 2:16, 19 When my wife and I read these verses this afternoon, we were thankful

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The Power of Words: Redefining Marriage (Part 2 of 2)

Today, over 50% of marriages in the U.S. end in divorce.  Could the skyrocketing divorce rates and broken lives left in their wake be caused, in part, by the redefinition of marriage from a legal and religious contract instituted by God to a form of “social and legal dependence?” In

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