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Give this Child a Name

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Some time at the start of the final decade of the last millennium, in a Peninsular town on the northern shoreline of Lake Nyanza, a 28-year old woman walked to the altar with her six-month-old baby. “Give this child a name.” Those were the words that came out of the mouth of the neatly robed priest who was officiating the baptism that morning in 1991. Her response would change everything, and I...

When Talking About Race, Empathy is Never ‘Cheap and Cowardly’

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Last week I was called out by someone on Facebook for what he called “being emotional.” He told me that I could not hold a logical discussion because I was emotional. In fact, he called my emotional appeal—during the debate we were having—’logically inconsistent’ and promised that he would use my ‘style’ of argumentation to show his 9-12-year-old students what logical fallacies...

According to Your Faith Let it be Done to You

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Today, in our weekly discipleship hour as African Scholars, we looked at Matthew 9:27-34. The passage basically is about Jesus giving a blind man sight who then goes around to broadcast his healing even when Jesus had explicitly commanded him shut up about it. What struck me was Jesus’ question to the guy after he asks Jesus to heal him: 27 As Jesus went on from there, two blind men...

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