Saturday Series
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Horse sense

Essay | The education of a cowboy and his equine companion
by John R. Erickson
Posted 11/16/19, 11:55 am

My friend John R. Erickson, author of great Hank the Cowdog books, relays a story told by famous cowboy Baxter Black: “A young boy walked up to him and said, ‘Mr. Black, are you a real cowboy?’ Baxter laid a hand on his shoulder and said, “It depends on who’s listening.”

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Just like in the movies

Books | When the Mareekans came to Mogadishu
by Abdi Nor Iftin
Posted 11/09/19, 09:20 am

Abdi Nor Iftin’s Call Me American is the inspiring autobiography of a Somali refugee who loved Western dance moves and became known as “Abdi American.” After many tribulations, his desire to work hard and willingness to take risks eventually bore fruit with him obtaining a visa to live in the United States. Here’s an excerpt, courtesy of Vintage, chronicling Iftin’s first encounter with Americans in the flesh. Call Me American made WORLD’s short list for 2018 Book of the Year in the Understanding America category. —Marvin Olasky

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Applying Biblical objectivity

Books | An excerpt from Reforming Journalism
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 11/02/19, 07:40 am

P&R recently published my new book, Reforming Journalism. It’s available in English and in Chinese, with the goal of helping Christian reporters and news consumers in the United States and in China to think Christianly about journalism. Last month, we ran an excerpt from Chapter 3. Here’s an excerpt from Chapter 4, “Navigating the Rapids.”

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