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Son of Hamas movie wins at Sundance Film Festival

Blog, Islam, News commentary - January 27, 2014 Ron Brackin 0 comments

by Dan Wooding, ASSIST News The Green Prince received the Audience Award for World Cinema: Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah yesterday. The feature-length documentary is based on the international best seller Son of Hamas, by Mosab Hassan Yousef, with Ron Brackin. ProducedREAD MORE

What writers stick on their fridges

Blog, Writing - January 11, 2014 Ron Brackin 0 comments

“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.” ― Douglas Adams “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” ― Ernest Hemingway “Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editorREAD MORE

A radical attitude toward life

Blog, Christian living, Kingdom of God - December 20, 2013 Ron Brackin 0 comments

Dr. Salim Munayer is the founder and president of Musalaha, a ministry of reconciliation between Palestinians and Israelis in East Jerusalem. He writes these reflections on the birth of Christ from the perspective of the local conflict. But his observations and wisdom is God’s “now”READ MORE

Marx brothers on the State of the Union

Blog, Random - September 20, 2013 Ron Brackin 0 comments

I wrote this in January 2011. Sadly, nothing’s changed. GROUCHO: What did you think of the President’s State of the Union speech last night? CHICO: I like whena he say, “With their votes, they’ve determined that governing will now be a shared responsibility between parties.” GROUCHO: Oh, that’s justREAD MORE

A change of heart

Blog, Christian living - August 7, 2013 Ron Brackin 0 comments

For the word of God is alive and active . . . it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Hebrews 4:12 I need a transfusion. Jesus said, “unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no lifeREAD MORE

The lion will lie down with the what?

Blog, Christian living - August 6, 2013 Ron Brackin 2 comments

Can you tell the difference between the Bible and sermon illustrations? Here’s a quick 2-question quiz: 1. Why did Moses cover his face with a veil? (Hint: The Israelites did not ask him to because they were blinded by the glory of God) (Answer: 2READ MORE

Waiting on the Lord

Blog, Christian living - August 5, 2013 Ron Brackin 0 comments

Waiting on the Lord is arguably far more strenuous than fasting, intercessory prayer, and/or any or all of the spiritual exercises detailed in Richard Foster’s classic work “Celebration of Discipline,” in which, sadly, it is not even mentioned At first glance, waiting on the LordREAD MORE

A “fun” Bible study? Is that an oxymoron?

Blog, Christian living - July 29, 2013 Ron Brackin 0 comments

Looking for an unusual Bible study for your small group, youth group, or personal quiet time? Then I offer Dracula: a bible study. The study includes the entire text of Bram Stoker’s classic tale. Each of the twenty-seven chapters is treated as a parable, inREAD MORE

What’s that mean?

Random - June 17, 2013 Ron Brackin 0 comments

I’ve heard people talk about what they consider to be the brotherhood of man’s deepest or most profound questions, questions that nag the souls of us all. Who am I? Where did I come from? Why am I here? Where am I going? But I’mREAD MORE

4 Tips for Socializing with Writers

Blog, Writing - June 10, 2013 Ron Brackin 0 comments

1. Never ask a writer how his books are selling unless you are certain that the answer will be, “OMG, they can’t keep them on the shelves!” 2. Never introduce writers of the same genre to one another. If you must play Cupid, you mayREAD MORE