Category Archives: Theology

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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What’s Holy About Labor

As Americans observe the traditional end-of-the-summer long weekend, it’s appropriate to acknowledge that the Bible speaks to the matter of work.  Per the following excerpt from LifeWork by Darrow Miller, Labor Day is a fitting occasion to celebrate the sanctity of … Continue reading

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Only God Transforms; Only God Deserves the Glory

“Transformation” is a current hot topic in the church and in missiological circles. In general Christian usage, the concept reflects a movement from darkness to light – from individual and societal brokenness caused by sin toward the healing of that … Continue reading

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What I Learned From a Loud Crash in the Middle of the Night

I lived for many years with a weak grasp of God’s intentions for the world. I was a missionary. My job was to evangelize, teach the Bible, gather believers, and develop leaders. When a missionary suffers from this limitation of … 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 2 of 3

The Visible Reveals the Invisible 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 … Continue reading

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Does Jesus Send Us to Engage the Culture?

Dr. Richard Edlin, President of Edserv International, recently wrote a very fine article, IS CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT BIBLICAL? Anyone interested in the concept of “cultural engagement” and whether it has a valid place in gospel ministry would do well to read this paper. … Continue reading

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The Justice God Requires

Here in Arizona, we live with the reality of the dry wash, a stream bed that is bone dry most of the year but floods after a desert monsoon. This reminds me of Amos 5:24, But let justice roll on like … Continue reading

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Gabrielle Giffords and An Unripened Harvest

Americans and their friends are praying for Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, shot at close range by a gunman on January 8. Their prayers are no doubt behind the “remarkable recovery” she has shown so far. Why is the American public riveted … Continue reading

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Christmas and the Nations

Christmas is a fitting occasion to reflect on the truth that Jesus sent us to disciple nations (see Matthew 28:19). For example, the writers of some of our favorite Christmas hymns highlighted this dimension of the incarnation of Jesus Christ. … Continue reading

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