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For a Grieving Child I Love: Love, Aubrey

A few months ago, my wife was diagnosed with a deadly cancer that will kill her sooner or (a bit) later and is causing a lot of pain along the way. I’m not only married; I have school-aged children, too. While I keep one eye on my wife I keep another on my children. They’ve [...]

How Can Christians Object To Homosexuality In The Star Wars Universe?

Leviticus declares that “You shall not lie with mankind, as with womankind”. That’s men and women. It doesn’t say anything about what ewoks or wookies should do. [...]

My Only Hope

The real challenges of life involve many hopes, and many dooms, and the choice between them is more about what we want than about what we must do. [...]

Book Review: Guests of the Nation by Mike Palecek

“President George W. Bush did 9/11. No Shit. Really.”

So says Mike Palecek at the very top of his website. This declaration is a fair summation of his new short novel Guests of the Nation, a novel that Palecek sent to Irregular Times with the request that we write a review. While written in [...]

Random House Retracts Publication Because Somewhere a Muslim Might Get Miffed

Random House had made Sherry Jones’ romance novel “The Jewel of Medina” ready for publication, and the Book of the Month Club had made it one of their picks. But as the Washington Post’s Michelle Boorstein reports, the Random House corporation then decided that it would rescind the book’s publication. Because the book was rotten? [...]