The point is that both Donald Trump and Pat Robertson address the same people, those who practice a form of Christianity so foreign to orthodoxy that it truly boggles the intelligence. We stood high atop our satellite-based pedestal in the 1980s and shouted down to a citizenry whose minds were fertile for a different perspective. We fed them. We nurtured them. How we did it and got away with it holds a key to unraveling the frustrating reality we have before us today. - Terry Heaton, The Gospel of Self
Before there was Rush Limbaugh and Fox News, there was Pat Robertson and The 700 Club. That is this book's thesis in a sentence.
For those unfamiliar, The 700 Club is a show on the Christian Broadcasting Network that has been on the air since 1966, serving as that network's flagship program. It presents itself as a news program, yet often features commentary with a heavy evangelical Christian bent on many of its stories. Pat Robertson, a longtime face of the Religious Right, has…
I confess that I've been having a tough time coming up with things to write about lately. Part of that is being immersed in getting the book done, which has been sucking up most of my writing-related attention. Another part of it has just been basic writer's block: I sit down to write something here, staring at a blank page, and feeling like there's nothing. No ideas, no energy, nothing.
It happens to every writer. For some it's a near-constant affliction. Others have come up with some go-to methods of overcoming it.
How does a writer get past that wall, putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) and produce something again?
This is by no means an exhaustive list, but these are a few tricks that have worked for me.
1. Walk. Sometimes the best thing you can do for yourself is get away from your computer or notepad. But if you're stuck for an idea and are working with some kind of real deadline or goal, you can't just plop on the couch to catch up on your N…