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Apologetics Survey Weaves a Story You Can Believe

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Man has been rebelling against God since well before the law was given on Mount Sinai, depicted here by Dore.

Godless despotism reached its apotheosis in the 20th century, killing millions and wreaking destruction on a scale unequaled in human history.

These crimes no doubt did much to taint the flavor of atheism associated with this murderous movement and the particular political forms in which it was manifested: fascism and communism.

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The Birth of Kitty Bomb-Pop and other Revelations from National Novel Writing Month

This scrappy feline (image shamelessly stolen from a t-shirt I bought at Wal-Mart) will be featured in a series of adventures I plan to write, perhaps, during next year’s National Novel Writing Month.

By Dave Dentel

About twelve days into my maiden attempt at National Novel Writing Month and its insane goal of pounding out fifty thousand words in thirty days, I was struck by an amazing insight.

I am failing at this, and it’s all my friend’s fault.

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Novel Writing Month All Starts with a Brilliant Idea. Got One You Aren’t Using?

So my buddy Brian, who like me already has several book-length typescripts stuffed in a drawer somewhere, talked me into doing National Novel Writing Month this November.

The goal is to pound out fifty thousand words in thirty days while simultaneously forging virtual friends with a hundred thousand other over-ambitious wordsmiths.

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Football Fans: Time to Take a Knee for Justice or Something

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The original: Former Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow kneels for something other than a protest.

These are sad days in America. It’s gotten so that I can’t enjoy watching one group of overpaid athletes outplaying, outthinking, and generally pulverizing another group without the whole thing devolving into a political controversy.

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Ignorance Blitz: Archaeology Report an Excuse to Attack Bible

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The destruction of the Amorites, as envisioned by Gustave Dore.

 

From the headlines accompanying archeological findings out of Lebanon you’d think that science had finally proved the Bible was nothing more than 4,000 years of fake news.

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Amazing Maybe, But Grace Not So Much

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Jesus music without Jesus—the acclaimed 1975 album from a notorious cult.

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Words still matter.

KEEP WRITING, SPEAKING, PRAYING, AND HOPING >

Do morals apply even to Republicans (i.e. Trump)?

WHY THE BAPTIST BATTLE OVER RUSSELL MOORE REALLY MATTERS >

Saving the Planet from People: Book Chronicles “Fatal Cult of Anti-humanism”

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Starving Irish beg for aid during the 19th century potato famine.

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