With the encouragement of Disciple Nations Alliance president Scott Allen, we started Darrow Miller and Friends in 2008. In these 13 years we have published just over 1,350 posts. It has been a vigorous opportunity to serve the Kingdom of God, a wonderful journey which is now coming to an end with this last post. The blog will remain online for the foreseeable future but we will not be adding new material.
We want to thank our readers for your faithful engagement over those years, for your inquiries, corrections and suggestions. It has been a distinct pleasure to be on this journey with you.
In 2010, Gary Brumbelow joined me to write, edit and manage the blog. On a personal level, partnering with Gary been one of the most fulfilling relationships of my life. His gifting with words has polished the blog and made it imminently more readable and interesting. Some of our happiest times have been wrestling together over concepts and how to best express them. Our partnership has manifested Proverbs 27:17, “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.”
Thanks is also in order to the many friends who contributed their own writing to the blog. My colleague and friend Scott Allen wrote almost 150 posts. Long-time friend, colleague, and DNA cofounder Bob Moffitt wrote over a dozen, as did each of my good friends Elizabeth Youmans, Christian Overman, and Vishal Mangalwadi. Many more friends wrote one or more articles which have enriched the offerings for our readers.
The blog has provided a splendid platform on which to ruminate about the many ways the biblical worldview informs us in all areas of life: culture, economics, the arts, education, science, poverty, freedom, theology, and more. (In fact, if you move your pointer over any of the six main topics in the bar immediately below the banner above, you can choose from 45 subjects that appear in the drop-down menus. A wealth of information, maybe even transformation, waits behind those links.)
Why are we doing this?
The decision to discontinue writing at Darrow Miller and Friends was based on two concurrent realities. First, as I am getting older—I sometimes say I am on the “glide path” of my life—I have cut back on my workload to spend more time with Marilyn and the family. The other reality has to do with Gary’s schedule. He has worked bi-vocationally for the last ten years, serving with the Disciple Nations Alliance while co-pastoring a small church. His pastoral workload has taken a big jump, which makes it necessary for him to end his work with us.
In other words, big life changes for the two of us have coincided remarkably and made it easier to arrive at this decision.
I would love to continue to engage with you, and suggest you stay connected in one or more of the following ways:
Besides these platforms, you will find many other resources at https://disciplenations.org/resources/.
My own heart is to continue writing, speaking and engaging on the importance of the biblical worldview to disciple nations, until I am called home!
Again, Gary and I thank you, our outstanding readers, for your interest in and engagement at Darrow Miller and Friends over the years. Our delight has been to see our efforts made useful for the advancement of the Kingdom of God.
– Darrow Miller and Gary Brumbelow