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Your Brother Dan Is the Greatest Speaker Ever! (And Gimme a Break)

            Sibling rivalry is bad enough when you have three competitive brothers and each one wants to win on the tennis court. But jealousy leaps to the head of the line of seven deadly sins when every guy in the … Continue reading

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MOVIE REVIEW: “RICHARD JEWELL”

I will sometimes forgive a film’s R rating if the director forgoes all the CGI effects and simply tells a good story. Twice in a row now, Clint Eastwood has done that. (His recent drug-cartel adventure, The Mule, is another … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: JUSTICE ON TRIAL

As a moderate Democrat, I read this book with mixed emotions. I will say up-front that the writing is really quite good, and the reporting impeccable. Other reviewers have noted that the authors’ conservative credentials have given them nearly unlimited … Continue reading

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FILM REVIEW: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

                There was no church choir. No baptismal font. No pulpit. But I just heard one of the very best sermons of my life. For two poignant hours on Black Friday I sat in a Regal theater auditorium next to … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: “I Will Always Write Back”

  This amazing book relates the miracle of two high school kids whose pen pal relationship transforms both lives. Martin is a brilliant boy living in abject poverty in Zimbabwe; Caitlin is an admittedly pampered junior high girl in Pennsylvania … Continue reading

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Red Hat Blue Hat

Christian #1: “Send her back!” Christian #2: “You’re all bigots!” I got a prickly surprise the other day. It leaked out here on Facebook that an admired friend of mine is a diehard and enthusiastic member of The Other Party. … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Yesterday”

  You’d have to be a Beatles fan, but the new film “Yesterday” is a wonderful nostalgia-drenched ride. Its basic premise is that the entire world has blinked . . . and all of a sudden, only Jack Malik has … Continue reading

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MercyMe Concert!

I was re-baptized last Friday night, and no, I didn’t actually get wet. Lisa and I were fortunate enough to be at the Microsoft Theater in L.A. to hear MercyMe perform from their 25-year legacy of Christian hits. I know … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Destiny and Power”

It’s a fine blessing to devour the engaging work of a seasoned historian, and Jon Meacham qualifies handsomely. This biography of President George H. W. Bush makes you wistful for the days when tough but realistic men and women sat … Continue reading

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Book Review: John Grisham’s “The Reckoning”

  This is typical Grisham: a well-thought-out story with interesting legal ramifications. His plots are always nicely complicated, and in this case the reader can know all the way through that a plot twist will pop loose right at the … Continue reading

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