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Larry Alex Taunton
Larry Alex Taunton is a cultural commentator, freelance writer, and the author of The Faith of Christopher Hitchens and The Grace Effect. You can follow him at larryalextaunton.com or on Twitter @larrytaunton.
by | Aug 4, 2019

In recent days the Christian world has been rocked by the news that pastor and author Joshua Harris is divorcing his wife and has renounced his faith. The latter is the real bombshell. Harris first gained notoriety as a young…

by | Jul 22, 2019

Last month, the Department of Justice quietly announced the arrest of Mustafa Mousab Alowemer, who was, according to the FBI, planning an ISIS-inspired attack on a church in Pittsburgh. Alowemer’s arrest didn’t get much attention nationally the way it most…

by | Jul 4, 2019

The absence of signage made finding it a challenge. It was a steamy-hot summer day on Okinawa. Leaving the comfortable air conditioning of the taxi, my sunglasses immediately fogged up. As a native of the American South, I am used…

by | Jun 28, 2019

Long before the election of Donald Trump to the office of president, Jerry Seinfeld called the owner of his favorite lunchtime dive “the Soup Nazi.” Then we had the acclaimed German film Downfall, chronicling Hitler’s last days. While hardly the…

by | Jun 23, 2019

Remember when Hank Williams Jr. was fired from his Monday Night Football gig when he compared then President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler? This led Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood to sing “You can’t compare the president to Hitler!” in…

by | Jun 16, 2019

“Only you — only you! — could manage to get shot in the ass!” The year was 1987. A group of middle-aged men sat under the umbrellas at the cheap fiberglass tables of the Holiday Inn in Columbus, Georgia not…

by | Jun 6, 2019

On Sunday, the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, made an unexpected stop at McLean Bible Church in northern Virginia. Unlike so many of us, the President wasn’t going for the coffee and donuts. On the contrary,…

by | May 11, 2019

On April 7, 2017, in Stockholm, Sweden, Rakhmat Akilov, a Muslim immigrant and asylum-seeker, stole a beer truck in the heart of the city’s shopping district. Did he have a keg party in mind? No. Alcohol is forbidden in Islam….

by | May 5, 2019

Social standards of our day are changing with great rapidity and are enforced with a zeal that would impress Senator Joe McCarthy. So, in the spirit of the modern, I thought it would be interesting to judge some of history’s…

by | May 1, 2019

Last week, a woman in Coachella, California was caught on surveillance video tossing a sack full of puppies into a dumpster at a local NAPA Auto Parts store. The footage then shows a homeless man finding the puppies and retrieving…

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