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Apr 19

The Battle of Lexington – 240 Yrs Ago – Lessons for Us

Today, April 19th, is the 240th Anniversary of the Battle of Lexington. Once known as Patriot’s Day, this day has been viewed as the commencement of the American War for Independence. It is also the day that produced “the shot that was heard ‘round the world”. Paul Revere galloped his midnight ride late in the evening …

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Feb 14

Celebrating Lincoln’s Birthday and Presidents’ Day

Abraham Lincoln – the Link – the Declaration & Constitution In celebration of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, February 12th, and Presidents’ Day, February 16th. Abraham Lincoln said: “I have never had a feeling politically that did not spring from the sentiments embodied in the Declaration of Independence”. “We hold these truths to be self‑evident, that all …

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Jan 19

MLK Day – Race Relations – A life changing perspective

The greatest voices for civil rights of the last two centuries have been Frederick Douglas in the 19th Century and Rev. Martin Luther King Jr in the 20th century.   We often forget that Dr. King was actually and pastor.  And Frederick Douglas was a man of deep faith. Both of these mean appealed to the …

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Jan 16

Religious Freedom Day – January 16

The United States has a little known holiday that occurs every January 16th – Religious Freedom Day – a celebration of our first freedom that trumps all others. It’s history is tied back to the Virginia Statues of Jan 16, 1786 where freedom of religion within the state of Virginia was codified into law Today …

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Jan 10

A Bonhoeffer Moment – Religious Persecution in the US

Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a pastor in Germany that observed Hitler’s rise to power and called the church to resist the National Socialists Party usurpation of power.   Most of Germany’s clergy remained silent.  But Bonhoeffer knew what was at stake and ultimately forfeited his life. Today in the United States, we have reached a “Bonhoeffer Moment” …

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Jan 01

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