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Throwing Starfish


THE STARFISH STORY

Once upon a time, there was a man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach before he began his work. One day, as he was walking along the shore, he looked down the beach and saw a human figure moving like a dancer. He smiled to himself at the thought of someone who would dance to the day, and so, he walked faster to catch up.  
   
As he got closer...


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Post-Mortem Report
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Published: April 3, 2014 9:13pm
Unfortunately, I spoke too soon.  In my prior post a few weeks ago, I explained Uganda's lamentable history of "land grabbing" in the immediate wake of the death of the male leader of a family.  Too often, and too successfully, relatives of
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Thin Dividers
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Published: March 15, 2014 7:35am
As I rode to the airport on Friday, I once again saw through unjaded eyes the raw texture of the landscape and peoplescape around me.  My companion was California Superior Court Judge Paul Beeman, who had never been to Africa before. "God, this
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Providential Confluences
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Published: March 14, 2014 6:11am
The events of the past two days have reminded me that diligence, patience, and prayer often lead to positive outcomes.  Henry's father David was laid to rest from his toil and pain on this earth on Thursday.  Regretfully, I was unable to tr
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Temporary World, Eternal God
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Published: March 12, 2014 4:13am
Pepperdine became engaged with Uganda's Judiciary as a direct result of a speech by Restore International founder Bob Goff to Pepperdine students in February of 2007 during "International Justice Mission Week" at the law school.  During that tal
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Mediations
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Published: March 11, 2014 2:58am
  Like other African countries, Uganda has a lengthy history of resolving its disputes informally.  Before the arrival of the Brits in the 1860s and its subsequent colonization, Uganda didn't have a formal justice system in the way that ter
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Settling In and Booting Up
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Published: March 9, 2014 4:22am
Because none of the four others who have joined me on this trip – Professor Stephanie Bell, Mediator Denise Madigan, and Judges Mitch Goldberg and Paul Beeman – had been to Africa, they were eager to see the local wildlife.  Given th
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Triskadecaphoria
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Published: March 8, 2014 4:21am
That might not even be a word, but it well describes my mood as I am borderline euphoric about my thirteenth trip to Uganda.  A little while ago, I landed at the Entebbe Airport with a group of American judges and lawyers to carry out a plan hat
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Constitutional Crisis at Judicial Conference
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Published: January 30, 2014 5:00pm
In January of each year, the entire Ugandan Judiciary assembles at a Lake Victoria resort hotel for an full week of meetings and reports.  This includes about ten justices each from the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, about fifty High C
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Makerere
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Published: January 29, 2014 8:48am
During the final 18 months of Henry's nearly two-year detention in a juvenile prison in Uganda, he served as the "Katikiro" in the internal prison government.  Part of his responsibilities in this Prime Minister post included taking the juvenile
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Back to Hoima
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Published: January 28, 2014 6:55pm
On Sunday morning, I was up early and excited about my first time back to Hoima since we surprised Henry's family with the delivery of nine cows, replacing those they lost while Henry, his brother, and their dad were in prison awaiting trial for a cr
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Campus Ministry Mission and Vision
April 2014
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Jesus Company
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Law and Graduate Student Bible Study
Location: Baxter Drive - Malibu
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Bible classes
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Worship Service
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Brewster Bible Study
Location: Drescher - Malibu
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Young(er) Married Small Groups
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Jesus Company
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Law and Graduate Student Bible Study
Location: Baxter Drive - Malibu
Time: 7:00pm -8:30pm
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Youth Bible Class
Location: SAC
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm
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Worship Service
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Campus Ministry Bible Class
Location: Fireside Room (or Waves Cafe)
Time: 12:00pm -1:00pm
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Brewster Bible Study
Location: Drescher - Malibu
Time: 5:30pm -7:30pm
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Young(er) Married Small Groups
Location: Various - Two on campus, two through the canyon
Time: 6:00pm -8:00pm
Join a Young(er) Married Small Group on Sunday nig ...

Campus Ministry Student-Led Chapel
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Jesus Company
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Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm

Law and Graduate Student Bible Study
Location: Baxter Drive - Malibu
Time: 7:00pm -8:30pm
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Youth Bible Class
Location: SAC
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm
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Brewster Bible Study
Location: Drescher - Malibu
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Young(er) Married Small Groups
Location: Various - Two on campus, two through the canyon
Time: 6:00pm -8:00pm
Join a Young(er) Married Small Group on Sunday nig ...

Campus Ministry Student-Led Chapel
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Jesus Company
Location: SAC
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm

Law and Graduate Student Bible Study
Location: Baxter Drive - Malibu
Time: 7:00pm -8:30pm
This Bible study is organized by the Christian Leg ...

Youth Bible Class
Location: SAC
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm
Meets weekly for students in grades 6-12. Contact ...

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Worship Service
Location: Elkins Auditorium
Time: 10:15am -11:30am

Campus Ministry Bible Class
Location: Fireside Room (or Waves Cafe)
Time: 12:00pm -1:00pm
Living an Extraordinary Life (Post-Sermon Discussi ...

Brewster Bible Study
Location: Drescher - Malibu
Time: 5:30pm -7:30pm
 The Brewster Bible Study will continue this ...

Young(er) Married Small Groups
Location: Various - Two on campus, two through the canyon
Time: 6:00pm -8:00pm
Join a Young(er) Married Small Group on Sunday nig ...

Campus Ministry Student-Led Chapel
Location: Stauffer Chapel
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm
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Jesus Company
Location: SAC
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm

Law and Graduate Student Bible Study
Location: Baxter Drive - Malibu
Time: 7:00pm -8:30pm
This Bible study is organized by the Christian Leg ...

Youth Bible Class
Location: SAC
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm
Meets weekly for students in grades 6-12. Contact ...

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