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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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Sticks and Stones and Names that Hurt – a look at girls and boys and the Bible

[Carolyn Custis James provides today’s guest post comparing the lives of girls and boys in a patriarchal culture with what it means to be a daughter or son of the Living God. This post originally appeared on Carolyn’s blog in … Continue reading

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How to Blog about Family – a lesson from Hagar and God

[From the archives.] Bloggers face a dilemma about naming names when it comes to writing about family. Do we use real names? Aliases? What about using no names at all, just general referents such as wife, daughter, son? I have … Continue reading

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Pre-Approved Baby Names Only

[From the archives.] New and Approved Names You read that right.  Not “new and improved” but “new and approved”.  That’s how things went in Iceland recently. Iceland, like other Scandinavian countries, has official name registers and new parents are restricted … Continue reading

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How To Write About Family

Bronwyn Lea recently wrote about the dilemma of naming names when it comes to writing about family. Do we use real names? Aliases? What about using no names at all, just general referents such as wife, daughter, son? I have … Continue reading

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Looking For A Fall Guy? Look No Further

[From the archives.] You’d think that having a last name like Fall would make life easy. It’s short, easy to read and pronounce, not at all confusing. Yeah you might think that, but you’d be wrong. We have to spell the … Continue reading

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Names – New and Approved!

[I have the privilege of writing my first article for Women of God magazine, about names and what it means to bear the name of God. Trillia Newbell, the editor at Women of God, is a wonderful writer whose articles … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name? The Fall Guy Knows!

You’d think that having a last name like Fall would make life easy. It’s short, easy to read and pronounce, not at all confusing. Yeah you might think that, but you’d be wrong. We have to spell the name all the … Continue reading

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