How should Christians respond to the times we live in?

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Today, Christ is not only ignored and rejected, but now He is becoming the target of malice. How do Christians respond to the times we live in? In this episode, Scott, Darrow, Luke, and Dwight explore where Christianity is today in the West and explore the need for a forgotten symbol of Christ to engage with the growing evil in the world. We all know Jesus as the gentle lamb, but when was the last time we envisioned Christ as the Lion of Judah? We live in an increasingly post-Christian world–a world that actively celebrates evil and is antagonistic to the Christian faith. So again, how do we respond? Certainly not fearful, hopeless, or in denial of the times. Explore with us a biblical paradigm that calls us to courage, wisdom, and loving defiance.

What You'll Hear
  1. Hope in Jesus, the Warrior King (1:17)
  2. Shift to Negative World (19:06)
  3. Navigating a Negative and Lawless Society (26:18)
  4. Responding to the Changing Cultural Shifts (38:14)
  5. Do we know how to confront the demonic? (52:46)
  6. Speaking Truth, Taking Action (1:06:30)
  7. The Battle Between Good and Evil (1:13:10)

For nearly forty years, Darrow Miller has been a popular speaker on Christianity and culture, apologetics, worldview, poverty, and the dignity of women. He has traveled and lectured in over a hundred countries, and his books and publications have been translated into over a dozen languages.

Darrow’s heart beats at the unlikely intersection of worldview and development. He has written hundreds of blogs at Darrow Miller and Friends, numerous articles, Bible studies, and authored or co-authored seventeen books around these themes. These include, Discipling Nations: The Power of Truth to Transform Cultures (YWAM Publishing, 1998), which relates worldview to poverty and development, Nurturing the Nations: Reclaiming the Dignity of Women in Building Healthy Cultures (InterVarsity Press, 2008), which examines the relationship between worldview and the dignity of women, LifeWork: A Biblical Theology for What You Do Every Day (YWAM Publishing, 2009), which explores biblical worldview and vocation, Emancipating the World (YWAM Publishing, 2012), which challenges us to rethink and restore the church’s mission – The Great Commission, Rethinking Social Justice (YWAM Publishing 2015), which focuses on restoring Biblical Compassion, and Don’t Let Schooling Stand in the Way of Education (Credo Publishing, 2021) which lays out the need for a Biblical Theology for Education to respond to the crises in public education.

Darrow has a master’s degree in higher and adult education and has pursued graduate studies in philosophy, theology, Christian apologetics, biblical studies, and missions. He and his wife, Marilyn, studied at the Institute for Holy Land Studies in Jerusalem and studied and worked with Francis and Edith Schaeffer at L’Abri Fellowship in Switzerland from 1969 to 1971. Darrow was a student pastor at Northern Arizona University and later pastored an urban church in Denver, Colorado.

For twenty-seven years Darrow served as a vice president of Food for the Hungry International (FHI) in the area of recruiting, staff development, and the creation of curriculum in worldview and development. While at FHI, Darrow, Dr. Bob Moffitt and Scott Allen founded the Disciple Nations Alliance (DNA). The DNA is a nonprofit organization seeking to spread a school of thought—a virus, if you will—through training, publishing, and mentoring. The global DNA network comprises like-minded organizations and people in over sixty countries who are “equipping the church to transform the world.”

Darrow’s newest blog series on Christ, the Warrior King, will be coming soon to his personal blog at darrowmillerandfriends.com

Using the link above, you can read the transcript, listen along, and adjust the speed of the podcast while you listen.

"We've bought a lie when we think in those terms things are going to get worse and worse and there's nothing we can do about it. Satan's on the attack. No! Satan was defeated at the cross. Christ was victorious at the resurrection–He conquered death, He conquered Satan. And the gates of hell will not prevail."

Darrow Miller (49:40)

  • 25:21 “It’s a negative world because if you stand for goodness and righteousness, it’s so blatantly opposite of the increased ‘wilderness.’ I see a growing wilderness in our world–the confusion of young people and…” Dwight

  • 45:00 “We should, as followers of Jesus Christ, not be hopeless. We know how the story ends. We have a Savior who conquered death and defeated Satan. He defeated Satan at the cross–amen! So do we take that seriously or do we deny it? And if we take it seriously, we, above all people, should be hopeful because we know how the story ends and we are following a conquering King.” Darrow

  • 46:41 “As Christians, what are those places–those strongholds of evil, in your community? And are we following the Warrior King and His banner to storm the gate of hell in my community–in my city?” Darrow

  • 49:40 “We’ve bought a lie when we think in those terms things are going to get worse and worse and there’s nothing we can do about it. Satan’s on the attack. No! Satan was defeated at the cross. Christ was victorious at the resurrection–He conquered death, He conquered Satan. And the gates of hell will not prevail.” Darrow
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Letter to the American Church

By Eric Metaxas

In an earnest and searing wake-up call, the author of the bestseller Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy warns of the haunting similarities between today’s American church and the German church of the 1930s. Echoing Bonhoeffer’s prophetic call, Eric Metaxas exhorts his fellow Christians to repent of their silence in the face of evil before it is too late.

“Silence in the face of evil is itself evil.
Not to speak is to speak.
Not to act is to act.
God will not hold us guiltless.”

The author of a bestselling biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Metaxas reveals the haunting similarities between today’s American Church and the German Church of the 1930s. Echoing the German martyr’s prophetic call, he exhorts his fellow Christians to repent of their silence in the face of evil.

An attenuated and unbiblical “faith” based on what Bonhoeffer called “cheap grace” has sapped the spiritual vitality of millions of Americans. Paying lip service to an insipid “evangelism,” they shrink from combating the evils of our time. Metaxas refutes the pernicious lie that fighting evil politicizes Christianity. As Bonhoeffer and other heroes of the faith insisted, the Church has an irreplaceable role in the culture of a nation. It is our duty to fight the powers of darkness, especially on behalf of the weak and vulnerable.

Silence is not an option. God calls us to defend the unborn, to confront the lies of cultural Marxism, and to battle the globalist tyranny that crushes human freedom. Confident that this is His fight, the Church must overcome fear and enter the fray, armed with the spiritual weapons of prayer, self-sacrifice, and love.

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