You 'gun-toting son of a Baptist'

by Jim Fletcher -- One of the comforts I take in this age of Obama – as I did in the age of Clinton – is that there are still plenty of more…

Hilarious tales of out-to-lunch authors

by Jim Fletcher -- In the Martin Scorsese-produced documentary "The Last Waltz" – which features the last concert by The Band – Scorsese at one point interviews bassist Rick Danko, who is more…

Saving baby girls ... by the thousands

by Jim Fletcher -- Cher recently went on a Twitter rant against "right-wing" white guys – Americans, of course. She claims they infringe on women's rights and participate in all sorts of more…

Raised in the shadow of Madalyn Murray O'Hair

by Jim Fletcher -- Redemption often travels a path of twists and turns. Much of William Murray's life has been like that. Forever linked with his mother, the famous atheist Madalyn Murray more…

How did American church go so far astray?

by Jim Fletcher -- The American church is a fascinating community to observe. Is it good, bad? I shudder to think what churches in, say, Africa or China think of us. Actually, more…

Books that beat out the big boys

by Jim Fletcher -- Even though it's seven years old, I still pull out an old Publisher's Weekly column often. The subject was Regnery's Marji Ross, an audacious publisher if ever there more…

Saving America is 'Now or Never'

by Jim Fletcher -- One of the most obvious realities in our world today is that the 2012 presidential election is truly epic. There have been "turning point" elections before, but many more…

Are Christian retailers a dying breed?

by Jim Fletcher -- I recently watched a presentation by Michael Hyatt, chairman of Thomas Nelson publishers. It seems to be from a few years ago, but in his remarks, Hyatt – more…

Terror threat didn't die with Osama bin Laden

by Jim Fletcher -- For every Joel Osteen "book," there are quite a few good titles on the shelves, and, occasionally, something really stands out in a number of ways. Catherine Herridge's more…

Apple releases 'GarageBand for authors'

by Jim Fletcher -- New technology continues to boggle the mind, providing amazing opportunities for writers, to such an extent that I can barely believe we were so bound to traditional publishing more…