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The Deadly Viper Conversation Moves from Authors to Publisher

Last Friday, a group of Asian-American leaders (Kathy Khang, IVCF / Eugene Cho, Quest Church / Ken Fong, Evergreen Baptist Church and I) were on a conference call with three executives of Zondervan
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Crossing the Lines: A White Reporter's View of the Civil Rights Movement

In Crossing the Lines: A Novel, author Richard Doster enabled m
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Big Oil, Corporate Greed, and Social Sin

As an urbanite fortunate to live within walking distance of work and trendy restaurants, I rarely drive these days.
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An Apology from Deadly Viper Authors Mike Foster and Jud Wilhite

An update to an ongoing discussion with our Asian and Asian-American friends.
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Deadly Viper Blind Spots: When Uninformed Intentions Have Hurtful Outcomes

One of the toughest parts of being the author of a book about racial reconciliation is that when the latest racial incident flares up, everyone expects you to chime in with your two cents.
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How Deadly Viper Character Assassins Undermines its Message with Co-opted Culture

An open letter to Zondervan and to Mike Foster and Jud Wilhite, authors of Deadly Viper Character Assassin: A Kung Fu Survival Guide for Life and Leadership.
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Hark! Halloween Haters and Holiday Hype

Halloween is over. I was standing in the kitchen tonight pilfering through the bowl of chewy, crinkly wrapped treats that my children acquired last night. Poor things. They do all the work of running up and down the sidewalks, climbing stairs, ringing bells and then I dole them out a piece or two a day and confiscate anything with caramel for myself. Hardly seems fair.
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