Josh Duggar Has Sinned. So Have You and I. So Shall We Get Out Our Stones and Start Scribbling?

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The Duggar story just gets worse and worse. Josh Duggar, the oldest boy in the Duggar clan which had their own family-friendly reality show 19 Kids and Counting on TLC, is not the upstanding husband and father we thought he was.First in May 2015, Josh was forced to resign from his position as executive director of the Family Research Council, a conservative lobbying group in Washington DC, after In Touch Weekly popped the news that he had molested (or, "improperly touched") five gi … [Read more...]

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Lieut. Bill Funchess, Former POW, Remembers His Friend Fr. Emil Kapaun

Lieut. William Funchess

Lieutenant William Funchess leaned forward in his chair, recounting a story he's told many times before--a story of harsh beatings and cold nights, long marches and cruel guards, and the friendship of one humble priest. Funchess is older now, but his memories of the three years he spent in the Pyoktong prison camp during the Korean War are clear. He talked with me in his home in Clemson, South Carolina, sharing stories of stealing food and melting snow to supplement the scant rations provided … [Read more...]

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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...]

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