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servant leadership and coffee-dipping cowboys

I just got back from a couple of days out in villages, and thought I’d share with you guys a little about my trip in short form.  I often get requests for more information about day-to-day life and work in Tanzania: Continue reading



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brett’s morning blend (12apr11)

Very busy day; got lots of work done.  Amazing amounts, in fact.  Maybe a record for the most productive day ever in Geita (…by anyone).  Christie and I also are entertaining our first overnight Tanzanian guest.  I want to publish this post before he gets out of the shower, so today’s morning blend contains no commentary. I guess you’ll link to look, if linking liking move.*

A Recently Discovered Letter of Critique Written to the Apostle Paul

Our Journey Toward Women in Leadership

PETA Upset with the Bible for Calling Animals “It”

Why Do Women Find Funny Men Attractive?

I Had No Idea Mountain Goats Could Climb Walls Like These!

Bilinguals See the World in a Different Way

Infographic Ranking the Difficulty of Learning Different Languages (for English Speakers)

Top Ten Movie Misquotes — Darth Vader is Number One

A Flowchart to Help You Determine Where You Should Pee

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brett’s morning blend (04jan11)

The Gender Debate: Women in Church Leadership

Interesting discussion over at The Gospel Coalition on complementarian versus egalitarian views of church leadership.  The writer is a complementarian and wonders if scripture isn’t enough — on its own — to settle the discussion.

Homosexuality and Derek Webb

Stephen Altrogge writes about Webb’s recent interview in the Huffington Post.  He talks about homosexuality, sin in general, and reaching out to the lost.

How to Write About Africa

This is one of the best satire pieces I’ve read on Africa.  I’ve included below several of the essay’s tips on writing about Africa.  [Each is a direct quote.]

  • Note that ‘People’ means Africans who are not black, while ‘The People’ means black Africans.
  • Never have a picture of a well-adjusted African on the cover of your book, or in it, unless that African has won the Nobel Prize. An AK-47, prominent ribs, naked breasts: use these.
  • In your text, treat Africa as if it were one country.
  • Establish early on that your liberalism is impeccable, and mention near the beginning how much you love Africa, how you fell in love with the place and can’t live without her.
  • Among your characters you must always include The Starving African, who wanders the refugee camp nearly naked, and waits for the benevolence of the West.
  • Avoid having the African characters laugh, or struggle to educate their kids, or just make do in mundane circumstances. Have them illuminate something about Europe or America in Africa.

Bacon Healed by Jesus

image courtesy of jesusneedsnewpr.net

Obvious Scientific “Discoveries”

Scientists were paid money in 2010 to “discover” that waitresses with bigger breasts get bigger tips.  Others were paid to find that little boys tend to like playing with cars while girls prefer dolls.  Oh, and lest we forget, performance-enhancing drugs enhance performance.

Only the Coolest “Game” Ever

This engineering / woodworking site offers visitors a free online test to determine how good you are at eyeballing right angles, midpoints of lines, and the like.  It’ll take you 3-4 minutes total, and your score is measured in average units of error (low scores are better).  I probably shouldn’t brag, but (in seven games) I scored a 2.17 on my first try, my best was a 1.76, and my average was a 2.07.  See if you can beat me….



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