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  • Francis Scott Key was 'steadfast' Sunday School backer

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, July 03, 2018 (6 months ago)

    NASHVILLE (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

    by Daryl C. Cornett, posted Tuesday, July 03, 2018 (6 months ago)

    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

    by Chaplain (Major General) Douglas Carver, U.S. Army, Retired, posted Tuesday, July 03, 2018 (6 months ago)

    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: Star-spangled opportunities

    by Diana Davis, posted Thursday, July 02, 2015 (3 years ago)

    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