• On the Road Again

    On the Road Again

      I am going to be on tour for the new book starting Tuesday. Please join me at one of these stops if you are nearby: Tuesday, Oct. 4, Beaufort, SC, Nevermore Books & Pat Conroy Literary Center. 910 Port Republic Street Beaufort, South Carolina.[..]
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  • The Electorate

    The Electorate

    Our biggest challenge is electing politicians worthy of the country they represent. Politicians who stop tearing the country down every time they lose. That was the admonition I heard from a news show host this morning. The host went on to say that this country[..]
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  • Dust Bound for Glory

    Dust Bound for Glory

      St. Nicholas is the church I attended during my time in Scotland. Rev. Fraser Aitken's speaks from a heart of deep understanding and love.  Move the cursor to 28 mins where the sermon starts and ponder his insights.  Nothing good is ever lost. Seek[..]
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  • The Bend Gunman: He Told Us Who He Was

    The Bend Gunman: He Told Us Who He Was

      A gunman walked through a popular neighborhood shopping area Sunday night and began shooting up the place. He killed two people before killing himself. It wasn't his original plan. He had been documenting his original plan for months and posting it to Wattpad, an[..]
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  • The Enemy of Faith

    The Enemy of Faith

    You quote C.S. Lewis here, she said, flipping through my latest book. Yes, I replied. I used to read him a lot. I liked his Grief Observed book. Yes. Have you read A Severe Mercy by Vanauken? Ohmygosh. I can't believe you read that book![..]
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  • Ban the Bible

    Ban the Bible

    [caption id="attachment_7025" align="aligncenter" width="940"] He who controls what you read controls what you think...of if you think at all.[/caption]   The first book I can recall Mama ever reading to us was the Bible. Brother John and I would sit at the dining room table,[..]
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  • We were Never Meant to be the Same

    We were Never Meant to be the Same

      Tim is sitting near me, reading aloud about an ancestor of his who pastored a church for 38 years. A German Reformed Church in Fredrick, Maryland. Stonewall Jackson once attended Daniel Zacharias's church, but he fell asleep during the sermon so I don't think[..]
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  • The Pilgrimage to Narnia

    The Pilgrimage to Narnia

    In order to tour the C.S. Lewis home, The Kilns, one must email in advance and arrange a tour. The home is not open to the public otherwise. I didn't know that, of course, until just a couple of weeks ago. I don't even know[..]
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  • Scotland’s Forgotten Poet

    Scotland’s Forgotten Poet

    As you might guess, part of an Appalachian Studies Degree includes studying the displacement of Scots and Irish peoples groups. It also includes studying those who shaped the cultures of the various regions - writers, musicians, politicians, etc. Throughout my studies, I have focused primarily[..]
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