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His Name is Potlako

His name is Potlako. Potlako means "earlier than expected," I suppose he was named Potlako because he was either a premature baby or he followed soon -- too soon -- after his elder brother.
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What Men and Women Lose Under Complementarianism

Any discussion of shared authority and responsibility between men and women must start with the importance Jesus placed on unity among his followers.
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Congressman Weiner and the Rules of Decent Behavior

Just a couple of weeks ago I wrote the following in response to news about Arnold
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Could the U.S. Be Moving to a State of Perpetual War?

One might think that three wars -- Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya -- would be enough. Apparently, for the United States military apparatus, it's not.
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Why Did Two Wild Goose Contributors Spend the Night in Jail?

North Carolina, host state for the inaugural Wild Goose Festival, has many things going for it.
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Love Wins

No, I am not submitting a belated entry into the heated conversation about Rob Bell's latest book.
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Friday Links Round Up: Awesome people. Vegetarians. Going mute.

Awesome people. Vegetarians. Going mute. Here's a little round up of links from around the Web you may have missed this week:

  • Are you a new vegetarian? Some tips.
  • Kathy Khang shares more about her experience with depression.
  • Don't you sometimes wish you could just hit the mute button?

"Pentecost is God's 'show-and-tell' lesson that after the incarnation no one people has a purchase on the fullness of God. No single denomination, no one race, no one ethnicity, and no one socioeconomic group mediates God's fullness to the world. Diversity is an essential attribute of a Spirit-filled church (Acts 2:8,18)."

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How Peer Pressure Creates Social Change

People are rarely swayed by information alone.
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An Alternative to Abortion: Imagine the Story We Can Live Out

After my recent intense post about the rapture that has come and gone, I thought I'd write about a very light topic:
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More Financial Madness

Here is part two of my thoughts on the financial situation that the United States faces. Our nation needs a jobs bill. The country needs a second stimulus bill.
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