By Dave Dentel
Can an event as violent and fraught with emotional turmoil as the American Revolution ever be examined in a way that does justice to both sides?
Nathaniel Philbrick certainly strives for this ambitious goal in
Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A Revolution—the first book in his trilogy on the American War for Independence.
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.
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.
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.
When hackers first exposed the millions of men who signed up at Ashley Madison in hopes of cheating on their wives, the resulting furor overlooked a more surreal and tragic aspect of the scandal.