Category Archives: History

Into Freedom or Bondage … Which Way the West?

Many Western societies, though founded on biblical worldview and principles, are now considered post-Christian. Europe is utterly atheistic; the United States is following suit. Sadly, the modern West lives in the present. Many Christians today function from near memory. They … Continue reading

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Ideas Have Consequences … A Columbus Day Reflection

Per the subtitle of this blog, we believe that truth has the power to transform culture. That’s why, a few weeks ago, we highlighted Dr. Marvin Olasky’s challenging piece Darwin Matters: The Influence of Evolutionary Thinking Far Beyond Biology. This … Continue reading

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The Gospel of Beauty, the Beauty of the Gospel

The folks over at The Gospel Coalition recently blogged about an individual whose legacy has had a big impact in Discipling Nations Alliance: Francis Schaeffer. Darrow Miller spent time at L’Abri and cites Schaeffer’s mentoring as one of the primary influences … Continue reading

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William Carey: Missionary Extraordinaire

Mission Frontiers is the journal published by the U.S. Center for World Mission founded by the late Dr. Ralph Winter. We are excited and grateful that this premier missionary publication is printing this excerpt from Scott Allen’s new book, Beyond the Sacred-Secular … Continue reading

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The Economic Effect of the Protestant Reformation … Who Knew?

Prior to the 16th century European Reformation, virtually the entire world was poor including all of Europe. Andrew Bernstein, adjunct professor of philosophy at Pace University, writes: Most pople forget that pre-industrial Europe was vastly poorer than contemporary Africa and … Continue reading

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Freedom Born in a Black Tower

My good friend Bryan Barrett recently put me on to a story I had never read: the Tower of the Black Cloister. In this tower, the history of the world turned a profound corner. Most people view the Reformation as … Continue reading

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When is Truth Self-evident? Part 3 of 3

[From the previous post] The invisible God created the visible universe (Hebrews 11:3) and that visible universe reveals the invisible God and other things that are “self-evident.” We see this in two assertions. The first claim is found in Romans 1: … Continue reading

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When is Truth Self-evident? Part 1 of 3

Recently two of my friends have challenged the affirmation in the United States Declaration of Independence, “We hold these truths to be self evident …” The first challenge came from my good friend, co-laborer and contributor to this blog site, … Continue reading

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America’s Abortions and Germany’s Holocaust … Cut From the Same Cloth

In January, I read Eric Metaxas’s excellent biography: Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy. I must say it was a “page turner.” Bonhoeffer grew up and served as a pastor at the time of the rise of Adolph Hitler and the … Continue reading

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As the World Watches Egypt

Today Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak sent a confusing signal to the world about his intentions. As we publish this post, he has not resigned. In a few hours, Muslims will be at their Friday prayers. Possible scenarios include Islamist foment and … Continue reading

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