How Do You Kill 11 Million People?

Hitler 1928 (Wikipedia)

Hitler 1928 (Wikipedia)

Adolph Hitler came to power in Germany in 1933. The Nazis were defeated by the Allied powers in 1945. During that twelve-year period, Hitler slaughtered approximately eleven million people, mostly Jews, as part of his “Final Solution”.

Consider the numbers. How can one corrupt, narcissistic dictator affect the systematic annihilation of over eleven million people, with very little resistance on the part of those being murdered? According to Andy Andrews, by lying to them.

The Star-Spangled Banner

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© awenart - Fotolia.com

I am a sucker for patriotic music. I stand with my hand over my heart when the National Anthem is played or sung at a sporting event. Most of the time, I sing along. And most of the time, I get “goose bumps”.

Back in the summer of 2008, I received an e-mail with a link to a YouTube video showing a group of 5 very young girls singing an unbelievably amazing rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” at a Texas Tech basketball game. I was literally moved to tears the first time I watched the video, and watched it numerous times. I still get goose bumps when I hear these girls sing our National Anthem.

The Next Four Years

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(cc) Mark Skrobola – Flickr

One week ago, the United States of America elected its 44th President, Barack Obama. He will be the first African-American in the history of our country to serve in that capacity. Election Day 2008 was truly a historic day in many ways … some good, some bad. Here are my thoughts.

Where Were You?

Nine Eleven

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Country singer Alan Jackson sang a song entitled “Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)?” referring to that fateful day in 2001 that will forever be remembered simply as “Nine Eleven”.

Do you remember where you were?

I will never forget.

Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines

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(cc) The U.S. Army - Flickr

[PART 5 OF 6]

What are the implications of this concept of “the sanctity of human life”?

Does that mean that war is wrong?

Is it wrong for a Christian to serve as a soldier in the military forces of his or her country, even though such service might require the taking of another human being’s life in battle?

The Sanctity of Human Life

[PART 1 OF 6]

Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan

In 1984, President Ronald Reagan established National Sanctity of Human Life Day to commemorate the millions of innocent lives lost through the legalization of abortion in this country.

Since that first declaration nearly 25 years ago, National Sanctity of Human Life Day has been recognized every year by proclamation of the sitting President of the United States (except for the years that Bill Clinton served as President), on the third Sunday of January. That date was chosen because it is the Sunday that falls closest to the anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade decision of January 22, 1973.