In December 2021, I posted notice here that I would be shuttering this blog but would leave it accessible.
One of the main reasons for doing so was to focus my time and energy on completing two important book projects that I was “compelled” to write. One of these books has been published. I will share about it below. The second will be coming out soon.
As I said back in 2021, my heart is to continue writing, speaking, and engaging on the importance of the biblical worldview to disciple nations until I am called home! I have not been called home yet, and soon, I will have time again to write on various topics relevant to our time. I cannot promise a regular posting cadence, but I plan to post them here and do so several times each month.
I look forward to engaging again with you in this way. Please join me and let others know.
I want to restart by sharing an excerpt from the book we published last fall, A Call of the Balladeers: Pursuing Art and Beauty for the Discipling of Nations. Hope you enjoy it!
British historian Arnold Toynbee believed that civilizations did not need to die; they could be revived through a creative minority.
I agree and believe that this creative minority must include the balladeers. Balladeers are artists who bring a life-giving, cultural-reforming message through their art. They are the artists who consciously critique and create culture with their art. We need a new generation of balladeers.
In this new book, I seek to call forth a new generation of balladeers, the artists who speak Godly truth through their art, the balladeers who disciple the nations through their respective mediums. They are singers and songwriters, playwrights and filmmakers, writers and poets, painters and sculptors, choreographers and composers, architects and fashion designers. From these gifted artists, we must call forth a movement of modern-day balladeers.
The book is now available in print and digital formats.
You may be wondering, “What is a balladeer?” Click here to read an explanation that comes from chapter 3 of the book.
In the meantime, I look forward to re-engaging the Darrow Miller and Friends blog with those of you who have found it edifying. Thank you for your interest and support and may God bless you as you seek to learn about and promote a biblical worldview for the flourishing of our families and cultures.