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Supporting Returning Military Veterans

Supporting Returning Military Veterans

A Huffington Post article this week noted how faith communities are stepping in to help military veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. It serves as a great reminder of the need to “be there” for those who have been there for us by serving in the military. Regardless of our views on military policy, the individuals who serve and have served deserve our utmost respect. When a military veteran suddenly returns and switches from daily life and death scenarios to an office...

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Fewer Nukes Are Not ‘Sacrilegious’

Fewer Nukes Are Not ‘Sacrilegious’

South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint has decided to connect nuclear reduction with his faith. While Christian supporters would think this is a reason to rejoice, you might want to hold the applause. Senator DeMint is arguing to push for a vote to reduce nuclear weapons so closely to Christmas is “sacrilegious.” We can understand Senator DeMint’s concern with working near the holidays. Many of us would love to have some time off to celebrate with those we love. But I would fly to...

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Adopt a Terrorist for Prayer?

Adopt a Terrorist for Prayer?

You’ve probably been asked to pray for an underprivileged child or solider, but for a terrorist? This is exactly what the website Adopt a Terrorist for Prayer requests. Based on the words of Jesus, “Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you” found in Matthew 5:44, the site offers specific terrorists to choose and pray for as a way to resist terror and show the love of Christ. Ways to get involved are listed below from their site. I’d love to hear your...

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Something Is Wrong

Something Is Wrong

In 2001, America began a “War on Terror” to avenge the attack of al-Qaeda forces on American soil. Nine years later, troops remain in Afghanistan with plans in place to “transition” leadership to local security forces. Many argue the battle is not done until Bin Laden is brought to justice. Others are ready to end the war completely now, claiming the efforts are a waste in light domestic economic issues. Many in the Muslim world see the conflict as another act of...

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Christian School Finds Creative Way to Show Honor on Veteran’s Day

Christian School Finds Creative Way to Show Honor on Veteran’s Day

Veteran’s Day often finds itself either neglected or treated controversially (such as the headline regarding those opposing unjust war this year). But at least one Christian school has found a positive way to participate. Students at Metro Christian Academy in Tulsa, OK presented a program to area veterans called “God Bless America’s Heroes.” Launched by the school following 9/11, their efforts have led to a now 9th annual event to honor America’s military...

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