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February 25, 2015
by Thomas Froese
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“If you can’t feel, what’s the point?”

“Daddy, it’s The Giver!” Liz said when we found the DVD for a thousand shillings, about 40 Canadian cents, at a hole-in-the-wall movie stand across the road from the edge of the university. At home, we saw it even worked, … Continue reading

February 14, 2015
by Thomas Froese
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What’s better than wine and stronger than death?

When you’re an 11-year-old and a boy in your class asks you to go out and it’s the day before Valentine’s Day and he even gives you a rose, what’s a girl to do? This was the situation yesterday for … Continue reading

February 4, 2015
by Thomas Froese
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Spunky women and other things lost in translation

This is from Peter, a Ugandan music teacher explaining one of his first interactions with his future bride-to-be. These two youngish Ugandans were around our dinner table last night. Their initial conversation went like this: Her: Do you remember my … Continue reading

January 29, 2015
by Thomas Froese
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The Nature of Peace – 4 – (and falling for goalies)

Here, or below, we’re continuing on the theme of The Nature of Peace, this the fourth of several excerpts from an address I gave in Hamilton, Canada in November 2014. Excerpt #1 is here and #2 is here and #3 is … Continue reading

January 23, 2015
by Thomas Froese
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The Nature of Peace #3 (and BTW, Dad, I’m going to be a journalist!)

Here, or below, we’re continuing on the theme of The Nature of Peace, this the third of several excerpts from an address I gave in Hamilton, Canada in November 2014. Excerpt #1 is here and #2 is here. But first, this … Continue reading

January 15, 2015
by Thomas Froese
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Sometimes children should be seen and not heard

It was at the dinner table, Sunday evening, and the kids and Mom were telling me about the morning service where some brave Ugandan kid got up in front of hundreds of university students and adults too and boldly rhymed … Continue reading

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