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God’s Got Your Name (and It’s Not a Bad Thing Either)

My friend Julian knew the name of the capital city of every country in the world. Every single one. Julian was an older student at the University of Sussex, where we wound up in the same building of on-campus housing … Continue reading

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Cold Canyon – the Cowboy Saga, part two

I coughed into the dark frosted air, my nose as stuffed as a Christmas goose. “Maybe we should have taken them up on that invitation to stay, Pete.” Pete didn’t say anything one way or the other. He never did. Just … Continue reading

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Cold Canyon

[The Cowboy’s story began with Counting Canyons, and continues in this post today.] *** I coughed into the dark frosted air, my nose stuffed up like a Christmas goose. “Maybe we should have taken them up on that invitation to stay, … Continue reading

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Plagiarism, Apologies, and Pastoral Personalities

Pastoral Apologies – hypothetically speaking Let’s say a hypothetical mega-pastor/author is accused of plagiarizing material. Let’s also assume that there was no willful plagiarism, but the material still was not properly attributed to the original author. Which of these responses … Continue reading

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Counting Canyons

“What is this … four?” I asked Pete. Pete wasn’t going to answer me. He never said anything, except maybe a snort when he saw me bringing him a bag of oats. I sang as I counted to myself the … Continue reading

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White Privilege – You’re white? What are you going to do about that?

I have something my wife doesn’t have. No, I’m not talking about a Y chromosome (although it’s true she doesn’t have one). What I have I didn’t ask for, I didn’t earn, and I don’t deserve. White privilege. That’s what … Continue reading

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(Black) Friday Rewind – 11/23/12

[This article first appeared as a guest post at Kim Kirby’s Kingdom Civics last February. I thought it fit well for Black Friday, one of the biggest shopping days in America.] Being Targeted Everyone wants to be wanted, right? We … Continue reading

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