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Occupied territory

Culture | Christians working in cultural fields deserve the support of other Christians
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 7/12/13, 01:00 am

“So where are the Christians?” I asked that in a cover story on graphic novels (book-length comics) five years ago. The June 28, 2008, article reported on the work of “the most interesting Christian writer and artist in the field,” Doug TenNapel, author and illustrator of Tommysaurus Rex, Earthboy Jacobus, Iron West, Creature Tech, Monster Zoo, and other imaginative works.

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Photo by Art Cox/Patrick Henry College

A decade's dream

Q&A | Pastor and author Dave Swavely saw the power of perseverance and prayer in the release of his new novel
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 7/12/13, 01:00 am

Dave Swavely is the pastor of a Pennsylvania church, the father of seven, and the author or co-author of several nonfiction books and one new novel, Silhouette

Pastor and writer. Do those two callings go together? The discipline of writing, having to think through the way you’re using words more than when you just talk, is good for my trade as a pastor. Fiction published in a secular market gives me the opportunity to make connections that I wouldn’t otherwise make with people who are uninitiated to the Christian faith.

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Associated Press/Photo by Amr Nabil

Globe Trot: Beyond the headlines on Egypt

International
by Mindy Belz
Posted 7/05/13, 01:08 pm

Beware the many headlines giving shorthand to what has happened in Egypt over the last 48 hours by calling it a “coup.” Knowledgeable analysts are more careful.

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