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Making Holy Days of National Holidays

(This article originally appeared in the July edition of the Baptist Courier.) In the past decade I’ve noticed a rising aversion to mentioning any national holidays in worship services.  Increasingly it seems that pastors do not want to preach sermons in any way related to the nation for fear that they might be worshiping the country and not God in their …

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A Proposed Ban on Soft Targets

Shortly after September 11, 2001, my US Army Kentucky Army National Guard infantry battalion deployed on Operation Noble Eagle, the mission to protect the homeland from terrorist attacks within the United States.  The Army’s concept behind that mission was that terrorists attack soft targets rather than targets defended by armed soldiers.  Later, we deployed to Europe on Operation Enduring Freedom …