From History and Oppression to Body Image Issues: Author Melissa Kuch on the Themes in Her Novel

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Being a huge history buff helped author Melissa Kuch ground her debut young adult fantasy novel in reality.  “The Hypothesis of Giants: Book One – The Assumption” (which I reviewed here a few months ago) doesn’t just include the angst, adventure and romance teen novels are known for; it also provides a look at the [Read More...]

CNN’s Jake Tapper Talks War, Political Journalism, and the Faith & Selflessness of the U.S. Military

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“In the modern media world and the modern American pop culture world, we know the names of Kardashians more than we know the names of U.S. troops who have been killed fighting a war, ostensibly for us.” That’s one of the reasons that CNN anchor and Chief Washington Correspondent Jake Tapper wrote “The Outpost: An [Read More...]

Giving Thanks to God is Always in Season

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The following column was written by The Christophers’ Jerry Costello: It’s never “just another Thanksgiving,” of course. The holiday is so ingrained in us as Americans that each one is a day unto itself–a day given over to family, to abundant feasting, and, to be sure, an acknowledgment of the special graces that flow our [Read More...]

Brief Thoughts from Ben Franklin on Election Day

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Since it’s Election Day, here are a few thoughts on government and the citizenry from founding father Ben Franklin: “A nation of well-informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the religion of ignorance that tyranny begins.” “Only a virtuous [Read More...]