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Ping-Pong Balls, the NBA Draft, Global Poverty + Me

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We can be the generation that no longer accepts that an accident of latitude determines whether a child lives or dies. But will we be that generation? – Bono Ping-Pong Balls, the NBA Draft and World-Class Philosophers When I was …

June 19: Happy Juneteenth

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Happy Juneteenth There’s a holiday that’s celebrated in Texas that’s quite unusual. It’s called Juneteenth and it’s celebrated on June 19th. It marks the day when, in 1865, word reached the African Americans in Texas that the United States had …

Advance

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Advance My wife recently went to a Beth Moore conference. My wife loves that woman with a fierceness usually only reserved for her children and coffee drinks. At any rate, the theme of the conference was Advance, and as she …

Best Father’s Day Ever

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This year, on Father’s Day, I thought I’d reflect back on the most important Father’s Day I ever had. It happened in 2008. I still carry the lessons from that Father’s Day with me. And to all the Dads out …

Jesus Playing Soccer

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Jesus and the World Cup Today, we had a staff lunch whose theme was “The World Cup.” There were soccer balls and vuvuzelas on the tables, along with different flags from different countries that are really good at soccer (no …

D-Day

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Spending the Night You know when you were little, and you got to spend the night at your friend’s house, and during the course of the night, you soon realized that the rules at your friend’s house were quite a …

Love is Grassroots: Why Local Politics Matter

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A Paper Trail There are several large newspapers in the area in which I live (the Bay Area). One of them in particular, the San Francisco Chronicle, has made its name and reputation for its decades-long fantastic coverage of local …