By Dave Dentel
In the campaign to ratify the U.S. Constitution, one argument advanced by proponents of the document is that it would create a stronger federal government better equipped to defend the nascent republic from foreign belligerents.
The prescience of this thesis is borne out in Ian W. Toll’s book,
Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Foundation of the U.S. Navy.
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.
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.
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 20
th 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.
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.
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.
Jesus music without Jesus—the acclaimed 1975 album from a notorious cult.
Starving Irish beg for aid during the 19th century potato famine.
Civil strife has been blamed on Christians since the days of Rome.
Christians with mouths agape at being made to share the guilt for the recent massacre at a gay nightclub in Florida would do well to consult history.