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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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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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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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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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Classic Sci Fi Goes Deep

By Dave Dentel

Note: This was originally posted December 24, 2012.

When a good friend agreed to introduce me to classic science fiction I had long ignored, I didn’t realize how quickly his generosity would deliver a brilliant pay-off.

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Robert A. Heinlein’s 1941 tale delves into the nature of both religious and materialistic inquiry.Also worth reading:
“How Star Wars Ruined Sci Fi”

Already I’ve encountered a Heinlein story with surprising insight into one of my favorite nonfiction topics—the intersection of science and faith.

While it’s no fable of intelligent design, Robert A. Heinlein’s 1941 tale “Universe” certainly delves into the nature of both religious and materialistic inquiry. In fact, the adventure aspect of the story serves as a backdrop for exploring how human beings comprehend reality and their purpose in it.

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Lawyer’s Book Warns of Coming Police State

The government is watching you. In fact, the government may very well be watching you read this review.

To be fair, in his new book author John Whitehead isn’t quite so extreme in describing the threat to liberty posed by overreaching authorities. But he comes close.

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How Jesus Belongs to the World—in Eight “Episodes”

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The faith and church founded by Jesus Christ not only is global in its reach, but is intertwined with the histories of the various continents. These facts are borne out by Martin Marty’s brief but insightful book, The Christian World.

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