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“Fighting for Our Daughters” – Only Dangerous Christians Need Apply

In August, I wrote about visiting a city church movement in Toowoomba, Australia. One of the leaders I met is Letitia Shelton, founder of City Women, the church’s response to the plight of females in Toowoomba. Letitia has written a book, Fighting for Our … Continue reading

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What is Christian Development?

People are always asking me: “Where did you get these ideas that you write and talk about?” “What books or articles have you found to be helpful in your understanding of worldview as it relates to poverty and development?” To … Continue reading

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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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Why is India Corrupt? part II

Indian scholar, author, and speaker, Vishal Mangalwadi is one of DNA’s Idea Shapers. We are happy to offer here, in two installments, the introduction to his forthcoming book, Why Are We Backward? to be published by Aspire Prakashan, New Delhi. WARNING: This article … Continue reading

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Why Is India So Corrupt? Part I

Indian scholar, author, and speaker, Vishal Mangalwadi is one of DNA’s Idea Shapers. We are happy to offer here, in two installments, the introduction to his forthcoming book, Why Are We Backward? to be published by Aspire Prakashan, New Delhi. WARNING: … Continue reading

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Just Because They’re Girls: Evil Worse than the Slave Trade & the Holocaust

In a dark dungeon I stood with a broken heart on centuries-old dry excrement. I was visiting the Cape Coast Castle in Ghana, a transshipping point for African captives in the British Atlantic slave trade. In each dungeon, hundreds of … 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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Does the Bible Matter in the 21st Century?

New from Vishal Mangalwadi. This is what we teach in the ABCs of Culture. The cancer at the heart of America’s political economy is cultural. This great nation was built by an ethic – a spirituality that taught citizens to … Continue reading

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Not Many Famous

In his recent, provocative book, To Change the World, University of Virginia sociology professor James Davison Hunter states that cultural change nearly always comes “from the top down”, i.e. cultural elites located in centers of cultural, political, and economic power –and almost never “from the bottom … Continue reading

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You Can’t Legislate Morality?

“I killed my daughter.” Toronto taxi-driver Muhammad Parvez, 60, had just strangled his 16-year-old daughter, Aqsa. So he dialed 911 and reported. Nobody could accuse him of hiding his crime. Maybe no one was surprised when, last week in court, … Continue reading

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