Tag Archives: Fourth of July

The United States Has Never Been a Christian Nation – a 4th of July post

[Updated from the archives.] Happy Birthday, America! Today marks 241 years since the Second Continental Congress gathered in Philadelphia to draft and sign the Declaration of Independence. To commemorate the day, let’s remember this: The United States is not now and never … Continue reading

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A Fourth of July Thought on the Downside of Patriotism

[From the archives.] Soon after I became a Christian I had a conversation with a youth pastor. July Fourth was coming up and he said that he thought patriotism was very Godly. I asked, “What about citizens in Nazi Germany?” “Ummm … … Continue reading

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Why America Has Never Been A Christian Nation

[Updated from the archives.] Happy Birthday, America! Monday marks 240 years since the Second Continental Congress gathered in Philadelphia to draft and sign the Declaration of Independence. To commemorate the day, let’s remember this: The United States is not now and never … Continue reading

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Fourth of July – the cost of liberty

Executive Mansion, Washington November 21, 1864 Dear Madam: I have been shown in the files of the War Department a statement of the Adjutant General of Massachusetts, that you are the mother of five sons who have died gloriously on … Continue reading

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Patriotism Isn’t Always A Virtue – a Fourth of July post

[From the archives.] Soon after I became a Christian I had a conversation with a youth pastor. July Fourth was coming up and he said that he thought patriotism was very Godly. I asked, “What about citizens in Nazi Germany?” “Ummm … … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Fifth of July – blessed are the peacemakers

One year before the Second Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, telling George III that the thirteen colonies were now 13 states independent of his rule, that same Congress sent him an olive branch. In … Continue reading

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Celebrating the 4th of July in Style – me in full costume

My wife and I decided to wear costumes to celebrate the Fourth of July today. Guess which is which.

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