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Author’s book on Hitchens gets him on Fox, MSNBC

Update:  Tim Challies evaluates this book and Hitchens better than this article here.

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Larry Taunton, a Christian author in Birmingham [Alabama], has recently made TV appearances on the right-leaning Fox News and on the left-leaning MSNBC.

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Tauton’s book, released on April 12, 2016

 

Taunton’s book, ‘The Faith of Christopher Hitchens,’ was released on April 12, 2016.

Taunton’s new book on famous atheist Christopher Hitchens, who died in 2011, has gotten rave reviews from prominent atheists, and prominent Christians.

 

It’s a hot topic among liberal and conservative intellectuals.

Taunton, founder of the Christian ministry the Fixed Point Foundation in Birmingham, became friends with Hitchens in 2008 when the bestselling atheist author of “God is Not Great” began challenging Christians to debates. Read more of this post

Woodlawn–the Movie

 

 

 

Oscar-award winning actor Jon Voight appears in the new faith-based film,

Jon Voight says that the film, Woodlawn, is worth checking out.   He stars Paul Bear Bryant and does a good job at it.  This is how high school football used to be–back when it was good!  Coach Jeralds shows lots of tenacity and bravery in this movie.   He was/is a great man!

 

Related: 

Jon Voight on Woodlawn

Woodlawn–the Movie

Tuscaloosa Tornado

Here is a link to some incredible photos of the Tuscaloosa Tornado.   So many people are concerned that I thought I needed to put these up.  There were many lives lost and much structural damage.  Realize that the same tornado that made all the damage that you see, continued into suburbs of Birmingham, Concord, Pleasant Grove, Pratt City, Fultondale, Mulga among others.  On the same day HackleburgPhil Campbell, Culman, AthensHuntsvilleCahaba Heights, Moody, ArabGuntersville, Dadeville/Lake Martin and many other towns and cities were hit by tornadoes.

Half of the Debris from Tornadoes removed

Alabama is making the best of the situation and moving forward despite

tremendous obstacles.   We shall overcome Alabama.  Keep putting one step in front of the other.

 

 

 

In 96 cities, towns and counties, government workers, private contractors and volunteers continue to tackle the rest — another 4 million cubic yards.

Gone from yards and roadsides are almost 6 million cubic yards of debris — enough to put a six-foot-high cover on all four lanes of Interstate 65 from Birmingham to Mobile.

Statements from the Al.com blog: click here for full report.

Alabama Tornado–Tuscaloosa Fly Over

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Here is the Tuscaloosa, AL fly over that says it all.  There were many lives lost and much structural damage.  Realize that the same tornado that made all the damage that you see, continued into suburbs of Birmingham, Concord, Pleasant Grove, Pratt City, Fultondale, Mulga among others.  On the same day Hackleburg, Phil Campbell, Culman, Athens, Huntsville, Cahaba Heights, Moody, Arab, Guntersville, Dadeville/Lake Martin and many other towns and cities were hit by tornadoes.

Update: here is a great video from CNN showing the damage:

Update: linked here is a tripline map–very good job!

 

Update: here are label photos of the Tuscaloosa, AL damage from the April 27, 2011 tornado.

Tribute to Alabama Tornado Victims

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This is a collection of tributes to those affected by the Alabama tornadoes on April 27, 2011.  My prayer for those whom I know is that they would not get weary by all they are facing.  That they would not feel hopeless, thought they want to give up hope at times.  That they would not faint but would regain strength from God, their source.

IS 57:10 You wearied yourself by such going about,
but you would not say, ‘It is hopeless.’
You found renewal of your strength,
and so you did not faint.

There is a new day today Alabama!! Look up and see it.

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