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Francis Scott Key was 'steadfast' Sunday School backerNASHVILLE (BP) -- Most Americans likely know of Francis Scott Key's passion for the United States, expressed in his writing of the national anthem. Far fewer know he also was a passionate advocate of Sunday School whose leadership in the Sunday School movement helped evangelize the West.
As the United States celebrates its 242nd birthday, Christian educators say Key's two passions went hand in hand. Sunday School could once again, they say, be a catalyst for spiritual and moral renewal in America. Read More
FOURTH OF JULY: My favorite holiday
Daryl C. Cornett enjoys all the "red, white and blue" of the Fourth of July while also seeing it as an "opportunity for important spiritual perspective and reflection." Read More
FOURTH OF JULY: They preserved our independence
During America's 243 years of independence, retired chaplain Doug Carver writes, "our veterans have always been there, faithfully answering the call to duty." Read More
FIRST-PERSON: A journey from Korea to the Army & beyond
"God has been faithful to guide me every step of the way," Paul Kim writes of a life transformed faith, influenced by the military and then spent in ministry. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Star-spangled opportunities
As our country celebrates the Fourth of July, how will you shine for Jesus?
Plan ahead to use one of these simple, fresh ideas as an individual, small group or church to show support for elected officials and those assigned to keep peace in your community:
-- Purchase a nice Bible for your town's mayor, signed with words of prayer and encouragement. Read More