Russ Pulliam

Russ is a columnist for The Indianapolis Star, the director of the Pulliam Fellowship, and a member of the WORLD News Group board of directors.

Hints, tips, and history lessons

Books | Marvin Olasky’s Reforming Journalism is a book for serious students of the profession
by Russ Pulliam
Posted 11/30/19, 12:00 pm

With 25 books under his belt, Marvin Olasky could take up golf or shuffleboard.

He’s already an accomplished pioneer in the modern conservative movement. He has researched how conservatives can fight poverty better than big government liberals, giving George W. Bush an idea that helped him win a close 2000 presidential race. Olasky also has been the primary historian of the pro-life movement. And he has done unique research on the important place of Christian faith in American journalism history.

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Getting a sense of Mike Pence

Books | Four recent biographies of the U.S. vice president
by Russ Pulliam
Posted 10/01/19, 02:33 pm

Has any other vice president had so much biographical ink spilled on his life?

Journalists have offered four biographies on Mike Pence in his first 2½ years in office. Three of them are useful from different angles.

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Friends in need

Relationships | A church helps former inmates by building relationships
by Russ Pulliam
Posted 5/09/19, 01:05 pm

“A friend loves at all times” (Proverbs 17:17).

Let him be czar of the criminal justice system, and Indianapolis Pastor David Cederquist would issue court orders for at least one good friendship for each person coming out of prison.

Cederquist is pastor of Brookside Community Church in Indianapolis, an unusual inner-city effort to help former inmates find a new way of life.

Cederquist knows the sad pattern—too many get locked up, then go back to their old ways after release, losing family and friends. They don’t have a job or a place to live.

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