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October 9, 2015

Eric Metaxas is the New York Times #1 bestselling author of Bonhoeffer, Miracles, Seven Men, and Amazing Grace. He has written more than thirty children’s books; his essays and poetry have appeared in The New Yorker and elsewhere. Metaxas was keynote speaker at the 2012 National Prayer Breakfast, attended by President Obama, Vice President Biden, members of Congress, and other U.S. and world leaders.

I remember standing in a hotel...

October 2, 2015

Bobby Jindal chose not to go to Harvard for medicine nor to Yale for law, although both universities had accepted him. Instead, he went to Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar and majored in political science. A convert to the Catholic Faith from Hinduism, Jindal has found a way to integrate the full truth about Christ into his duties as a public servant.

He was twice elected to Congress and has been the governor of Louisiana since 2008. On June 24, he entered the race to become president of the...

August 5, 2015

My first boss at Catholic Answers, Jan Wakelin, told me during my first week on the job that everything would be different going forward. "You're a public figure now, Patrick," she said. I was slow to understand what she meant.

But she was right. In previous career iterations, whether I performed impressively or poorly, very few people found out about it. Hosting a popular live radio show with an international audience is a very different animal.

Every word I say on the air...

July 16, 2015

No, I don't mean deliberate promotion. I mean the inadvertent kind that results from one group clamoring for a boycott of a book (or movie) whose content or message they strongly reject. 

Take for example the 50 Shades of Grey series by British author E.L. James. There were many calls for a boycott, stern warnings, and tsk tsking from Christians -- months before the film version appeared. Talk about music to a movie producer's ears. 

I understand the impulse to speak...

June 16, 2015

Before he turned 10, his grandmother began to dress him in a purple chiffon dress and fawn over how cute he looked. Over time, as he started wearing it more frequently, the dress became a dark secret. When his father’s much younger adopted brother discovered the secret of the dress, he first teased the boy and then began to sexually molest him.

The boy grew up burdened by these traumas until he decided, at the age of 42, that he really—deep down in his core being—was a woman. So he...