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Max Lindenman

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Max Lindenman, a Phoenix-based freelance writer, is a connossieur of dark and strange places.  After a stint teaching ESOL in Mainland China, and another studying in Moscow during the decadent Yeltsin years, he found his way into the subprime mortgage industry.  Following a conversion experience, he resolved to enter the Catholic Church, and was received over Easter of 2008. Follow Max on facebook.

An Israelite Without Guile

Farewell to Hitchens, Mighty Goat Among Sheep

Whatever Hitchens himself might have had to say on the subject, he possessed all the raw material to be an excellent Christian. Read More »

Can Complainers Gather Between Heaven and Mirth?

Joy and laughter serve truth well, but can a little complaining, with a topspin of humor, also serve? Read More »

Becoming Culturally Catholic

Embracing Catholicism eventually means confronting the slings and arrows of Catholic Culture. Read More »

When Writers Attack!

Dueling days are past, but let's imagine how some of today's busiest and best-read voices might handle an epée. Read More »

Ignatius Reilly: Catholic of Tomorrow, Today

John Kennedy Toole's 1980 Pulitzer Prize Winner anticipated 21st-century Catholicism in a virtual world, in ways he could never imagine. Read More »

Scaring Hell Out of Kids

It's okay to teach hell to kids. The evidence shows they can take it. Read More »

Recent Articles

Farewell to Hitchens, Mighty Goat Among Sheep

Whatever Hitchens himself might have had to say on the subject, he possessed all the raw material to be an excellent Christian. Read More »

Can Complainers Gather Between Heaven and Mirth?

Joy and laughter serve truth well, but can a little complaining, with a topspin of humor, also serve? Read More »

Becoming Culturally Catholic

Embracing Catholicism eventually means confronting the slings and arrows of Catholic Culture. Read More »

When Writers Attack!

Dueling days are past, but let's imagine how some of today's busiest and best-read voices might handle an epée. Read More »

Ignatius Reilly: Catholic of Tomorrow, Today

John Kennedy Toole's 1980 Pulitzer Prize Winner anticipated 21st-century Catholicism in a virtual world, in ways he could never imagine. Read More »

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