The Odd Thomas Farewell Novel I Didn’t Want to See

Saint Odd

I'm a pretty practical reader.  I read solid theological tomes or historical fiction or self-help books--not sci-fi.  I'm not one to be hooked on fantasy tales and spirits of the walking dead.  So how in the world did I fall in love with a character who sees dead people, and whose path is crossed by shadowy purply-black death-chasers called "bodachs" who somehow show up every time there's an impending cataclysm?I don't know--but I'll tell you this:  I didn't want to see Odd Thomas die … [Read more...]

40 Days, 40 Ways to Grow Closer to God

40 Days 40 Ways

Are you ready for Lent?If you, like me, have been stalling about "getting ready for Lent," with the expectation that all the prayers and sacrifices and stuff will just fall into place come Ash Wednesday, you might like to take a look at Marcellino D'Ambrosio's new book, 40 Days, 40 Ways:  A New Look at Lent.It works like this:  On each day of Lent, Marcellino suggests one way that you can observe the season.  Here's an example, the first entry for Ash Wednesday: Day 1.  Ashes are a sign … [Read more...]

Ben Carson Responds to SPLC Attacks

"Ben Carson by Gage Skidmore" by Gage Skidmore. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons -

The Southern Poverty Law Center, the leftist nonprofit legal advocacy organization which is noted for its legal victories against white supremacist organizations and other groups which it defines as "hate groups", has a new target:  African-American neurosurgeon and possible presidential candidate Ben Carson.The SPLC's main complaint against Dr. Carson seems to be their assessment of him as "anti-LGBT" and opposes same-sex "marriage."  But there's more:  Staunchly supportive of President Obam … [Read more...]