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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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Name Change for the Better – Courtrooms and Christ

One of the things I get to do in the courtroom is hear people’s requests for changing names. There was the little boy whose parents wanted to change his name to better reflect their faith and culture. Other people seek to honor … Continue reading

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When the Judge Changes Your Name

[Updated from the archives, the second in a series on names and identity in Christ.] *** The family walked in late to the courtroom, after all the other cases were decided and everyone was gone. The bailiff showed them to the table … Continue reading

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Sex in the Courtroom

The young man – well, legally a man but not for much longer – stood in front of me, separated by the space between the courtroom table and the judge’s bench where I sat in my black robe. He wasn’t … Continue reading

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Name Change

The family walked in late to the courtroom, after all the other cases were decided and everyone was gone. The bailiff showed them to the table usually used by attorneys. This family had no attorney. They took their seats and looked at me. … Continue reading

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