Dec 01, 2013
Most folks who’ve read my Bonhoeffer book have no idea that before I wrote biographies, I wrote this. My buddy Tim Raglin and I wanted to create a family-friendly book that unashamedly celebrated Christmas and that recalled the classic children’s books we have so loved over the years. So we created this book and two others — so far. We’re creating a fourth one right now, but I cannot tell you what it is yet… But if you want a super high-quality book that shouts “Merry Christmas!” I think you may have found it. Visit www.unclemugsy.com for more information on this and my other children’s books with the amazing Tim Raglin.
Sep 21, 2013
DO YOU KNOW ABOUT “I AM SECOND“? If you don’t, methinks you’re missing something pretty spectacular. This is just tremendous stuff.
And somehow I have the great honor of being the 100th person they’ve featured in their films, and the one featuring my own story premiered at an over-the-top event in Dallas just the other day. To read the Christian Post‘s article on that event — with pictures — click here! And to read their account of my story as told in the I Am Second film, click here!
I hosted a live talk show fundraising event for 500 guests, and interviewed (pictured left to right) the lead guitarist for Korn, Brian Head Welch, Navy SEAL Remi Adeleke, former prostitute Annie Lobert, and Olympic Skating Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton! It was a ton of fun. But tremendously poignant, too. All of their powerful stories are at www.iamsecond.com. Check them out!
Sep 04, 2013
My Bonhoeffer book has now been translated into fifteen languages! But have no fear; it will soon be translated back into English! Ha.
In the meantime, if you’d like to purchase one of the translated editions, just click on the language and the link will magically take you directly to the website of that publisher! Einfach, nicht? So here you go: Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French (coming soon), German, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Ukrainian. (The Simple & Complex Chinese links are coming soon!)
Sep 02, 2013
Are you signed up to receive invitations to our fabulous events? Please visit our website and sign up! Our Sept. 12th event is almost sold out, so register today!
We’ve also posted videos of our most recent events with Dr. John Lennox, Rod Dreher, and Christian Wiman — not to mention a video of yours truly belting out a Sinatra standard at our June 26th fundraiser. What’s not to mock? It was all for charity, of course, and we’re thrilled to announce that we raised over $100K! The dancing was loads of fun! The handsome couple above pictured tripping the light fantastic are rumored to be the singer’s parents. Don’t believe a word of it!
Jun 15, 2013
To see my recent speech at the Canadian National Prayer Breakfast in Ottawa, click here! I reference William Shatner, Rich Little, and the phrase “Hey, Hoser!” in the first few minutes of my presentation. A good time was had by all. The speech begins about 25 mins into the video… Hope you enjoy it, eh?
And after Ottawa I flew over to Toronto and shot three episodes of 100 Huntley Street to talk about my 7Men book, revealing that the real “Secret of their Greatness” was their common Canadian heritage. Click here for Part Un! Click here for Part Deux! And here’s Part Trois! But before that, I shot this episode, in which I spoke about my time at the Canadian National Prayer Breakfast…
May 31, 2013
Christianity Today has published the story of my coming to faith. It’s never appeared in any magazine before and — coincidentally? — it all happened exactly 25 years ago this month. Click here to read the article.
May 13, 2013
On May 4th, I had the great honor of delivering the commencement address to the graduating 2013 Class of Palm Beach Atlantic University. Click here to see the VIDEO of my speech.
For the full TEXT of the speech, click here.
Apr 14, 2013
A NEW FILM about Jackie Robinson, titled 42—the number he wore during his historic career—tells the triumphant story of how the Civil Rights icon integrated professional baseball by playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers. But there’s a mysterious hole at the center of this otherwise worthy film.
The man who chose Robinson for his role, and masterminded the whole affair, was Dodgers General Manager Branch Rickey, played by Harrison Ford. In their initial meeting, the cigar-chomping Rickey makes it clear that whoever will be the first African American in major league baseball will be viciously attacked, verbally and physically. So Rickey famously says he’s looking for a man “with guts enough not to fight back.” He needs someone who will resist the temptation to retaliate. Robinson agrees to go along with it.
But where did Rickey get that crazy idea and why did Robinson agree? The film doesn’t tell us, but the answers to these questions lie in the devout Christian faith of both men To cont. reading, click here…
Mar 16, 2013
I had the honor of speaking about Religious Freedom at CPAC today, followed by a GREAT Q&A with Dr. Ben Carson! To watch the video, click here! I recommend using the full screen option and turning up the sound. I enter the stage at 6:30 into the video and speak for about 14 mins. Then Dr. Carson speaks for about 25 mins. After that — at 45:00 — there is my Q&A with him. You have to watch that last part! For the full text of my speech, click here. For just the video of my 14 minutes, click here. Religious Freedom is hugely important and we’re not hearing anything about it.
If you want to know what you can do, please help spread the word by sharing this speech. Please sign and share the Manhattan Declaration. Please watch Os Guinness’s speech at SITC by clicking here. And finally, if you get into a discussion about Same-Sex Marriage, ask about how it will affect Religious Liberty. That is the real issue and no one is discussing it.