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Gallup, NM: The Most Patriotic Small Town in America

by Kenneth Riege

John Wayne frequented it while filming numerous movies.  Bob Dylan once claimed he was from here.  Nat King Cole and John Mayer have sung about it in “Route 66.”   Gallup, New Mexico is a unique hub of culture. 556 more words

Memories

The El Paso (TX) Veteran's Day Parade

Millie Woods

I was honored to have been invited to ride on the 82nd Airborne’s float in the El Paso Veterans Day Parade today, with WWII veterans and one Viet Nam veteran.   268 more words

Events

Carter's Nine Things about Military Chaplains

Joe Carter has a nice, accurate summary of 9 Things You Should Know about Military Chaplains. Carter is a former Marine currently writing and editing for the Acton Institute, The Gospel Coalition and First Things.

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God, Country, and Song

Since tomorrow is Veterans Day in the United States, the last hymn at church this morning was The Battle Hymn of the Republic.

I am always uncomfortable about singing patriotic songs at church. 768 more words

Culture

Down by the Riverside

Gonna lay down my sword and shield
Down by the riverside…
And I ain’t gonna study war no more.

Veterans Day weekend in a military chapel, and the lectionary texts are 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 and Matthew 25:1-13. 9 more words

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Failure of the Church to get the balance of the faith/works issue right (Part 2)

What did Jesus tell his disciples that we, the Church, need desperately to know and focus on today?

Think about this for a moment. Jesus knows his final moments with the disciples are just a few hours away. 683 more words

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