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Podcast Episodes

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FamilyGender

Gender Unity and Diversity with Lisa and Nelson Monteiro

In his forthcoming book, “The Grand Design,” Darrow Miller explains how as image bearers of God, both male and female are equal in value and dignity, while also beautifully designed with unique roles and functions. Today we are joined by our good friends Lisa and Nelson Monteiro, who have both played integral roles in The Grand Design course and book creation. Because the Monteiros have lived in both Brazil and Canada, they have a unique perspective on the way cultural views of men and women can be helpful or damaging. You’ll hear about the tears, conversations, and behind-the-scenes stories that led to the creation of The Grand Design book and course. Join us as we explore the transformative power of truth and the unique challenges and opportunities of ministry in cultures rooted in sexism or feminism.

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The Grand Design with Darrow Miller

Darrow Miller’s newest book, “The Grand Design: Rediscovering Male and Female in the Image of God,” will be out in two weeks. Explore with us what it means to be transcendently and biologically human, male and female, made in the image of God. The Grand Design captures and restores a vision for what God has imagined for the human family, in all of its beauty.

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Stand: Christianity vs. Social Justice with Jon Benzinger

Critical race theory and cultural Marxism dominate education, big business, media, and our societal discourse, but why and how has it also infiltrated the Church? Join us as we grapple with the onslaught of critical theory and social justice ideologies that we see in many churches with Jon Benzinger who is a friend, pastor, and author of Stand: Christianity vs. Social Justice. Even though the BLM riots of 2020 are behind us, the Neo-Marxist worldview driving the new social justice movement has not slowed. This worldview is the toxic new religion of our time and brings with it a catastrophic history. If and when its rapid growth takes root in churches, it will bring about their demise. This episode underscores the Christian’s vital need to amalgamate truth and love in the face of these advancing lies.

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Churchdivision

Confronting Disunity: The Road Less Traveled Towards Unity and Truth

Over the past two decades, Disciple Nations Alliance has brought together groups from various nations, cultures, denominations, languages, and traditions and watched as God brings unity to diverse people through a biblical worldview. While the world needs to see a unified Church under the lordship of Christ, it often sees the church bickering and divided instead. Our cultural climate is full of ideological differences, reactivity, and societal fractures. Let’s not be of the world. Let’s discover together how we can take the road less traveled and focus on God’s path of truth and love toward unity. Join us in this thought-provoking conversation, and let’s navigate these divisive times together.

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ChildrenChristian Education

Principles to Rethink Education

As many are realizing, the education system is not teaching a neutral worldview because there’s no such thing as a neutral worldview. Instead, most students today are being discipled in an atheistic, secular, materialistic ideology that directly opposes the Bible. When is it time for us to stop playing into this false education and reexamine God’s design for learning and instruction? What core principles for education can we discern from the Bible that can help us approach every area of study? What is God’s view of math, science, history, and art?

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Don’t Let Schooling Stand in the Way of Education with Christian Overman and Darrow Miller

Most of us have received twelve or more years of “education.” But what is the purpose of education? And is there a difference between schooling and education? We have found that education is more closely related to discipleship than schooling. Join Darrow Miller and guest Christian Overman as they unpack their book, “Don’t Let Schooling Stand in the Way of Education: A Biblical Response to the Crisis in Public Education.” Crisis is not hyperbolic, and as the church, we urgently need to understand the theology of education.

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Black America Looks Back to Move Forward with Bob Woodson

Bob Woodson’s heart is to see impoverished inner city black communities discipled. He has dedicated his entire life, from his first experiences growing up during Jim Crow to leading civil rights marches in the ’60s to today, serving black America to empower community-based leaders to promote solutions that reduce crime and violence, restore families, revitalize underserved communities, and assist in the creation of economic enterprise. Raised by a single mother in the Depression, Woodson’s story is marked by resiliency and he often tells stories of resilient black Americans who rose above their circumstances to love and serve their neighbors. Throughout his life, Woodson has advised presidents, built businesses, and counseled leaders in academics, media, and politics.

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Business, Witchcraft, and Racism with Dennis Tongoi

One of the easiest ways to experience the power of worldview is to be confronted by another. Dr. Tongoi shares an African purview on race relations in the U.S. and his proposed antidote. Additionally, we hear his approach to business as a Christian whose KPIs are deeper than profit, how fear is the antithesis to love, and what he thinks is the most significant difference between Africa and the West.

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Church Growth is Not Enough for Latin America with Mark Dunbar

What’s the difference between Churchianity and Christianity? What do we miss out on if we as believers focus on growing the Church and forget about the Kingdom? Why do many Christians around the world have a difficult time finding practical applications for their life, work, and relationships in the Bible?

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Do family roles matter?

In part two of our discussion, we dive into the hotly-contested topic of God’s design for the role of the mother, father, and children in the family. We analyze this at the level of worldview–why did God create the family with differing roles and responsibilities? What are the good and bad consequences of adhering to or neglecting these God-given roles?

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God’s Vision for Family

In 2014, Pew Research Center reported that for the first time, the number of children raised in a two-parent household was a minority. We have all recognized and felt the effects of this tragic breakdown in the family, so today, we want to look at God’s original design for the family. What were God’s original intentions and purposes for the family? This critical worldview question begs to be addressed in our day. Join us as we explore the Word in search of answers.

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When Helping Hurts & How to Become Whole with Brian Fikkert

Most of us have heard examples of when good intentions and generosity for the poor inadvertently led to more harm than good. But what’s the solution to this problem? How can you and I help those in need without causing them harm? This week’s guest, Dr. Brian Fikkert, co-author of the well-known book, When Helping Hurts and Founder/President of the Chalmers Center, joins us to respond to this vital question by introducing us to his newest book, Becoming Whole: Why the Opposite of Poverty isn’t the American Dream.

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Meet the Hosts

Scott Allen

Scott Allen

President

Scott Allen serves as president of the DNA secretariat office. After serving with Food for the Hungry for 19 years in both the United States and Japan, working in the areas of human resources, staff training and program management, he teamed up with Darrow Miller and Bob Moffitt to launch the DNA in 2008.

Darrow Miller

Darrow Miller

Co-Founder

Darrow Miller is a world-renowned author and teacher on Christianity and culture, apologetics, worldview, poverty, and the dignity of women. In 1981, he began 27 years at Food for the Hungry, serving there as vice president from 1994 to 2007 until he helped launch the DNA in 2008. 

Dwight Vogt

Dwight Vogt

Vice President

Dwight Vogt serves as the vice president of international programs. Before coming to the DNA, he worked for 27 years at Food for the Hungry, including field-based leadership roles in Bangladesh, Peru, Thailand and Guatemala.

Luke Allen

Social Media Manager

Luke Allen serves as the marketing manager of communications. He works with strategy, social media, and graphics. He is newly wed, newly grad, and native of Phoenix.  

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