Nov 2016

Thanksgiving Holiday: What’s it all about?

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Thanksgiving is an American holiday AND a biblical concept.

But before we get to that . . .5  True or False questions for you:

1.  T or F:  The Pilgrims were the first to celebrate Thanksgiving in the new world?

2.  T or F:  From the beginning of the U.S. as a separate country, Thanksgiving was an ongoing national holiday?

3.  T or F:  The Turkey was the U.S. National Bird for a time?

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Nov 2016

Divided and Disgusted

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America’s political scene has never been this divided, nor have so many people been completely disgusted with the whole process. As I travel people ask in amazement about how America’s politics works. It seems incomprehensible — even to Americans these days. My Singaporean friends say that they look for competence in their leaders and America looks for celebrity. I can’t deny that.

This blog is not a political harangue to promote one party or another, but it’s to ask our B4B readers to pray.

As I’ve worked, lived and traveled around the world I’ve seen that America is both loved and hated. Sometimes it has been a good thing to be an American, but sometimes it hasn’t. And frankly, the last few years it has mostly not been a good thing at all. America is the place and culture people love to hate. We are often arrogant and believe we have the answers even before we know what the questions are. I admit that. But America does fulfill a role in the world that other countries don’t.

We were not founded on a people group or geography, but on a principle. The principle that people are given rights by God, not by government authority. The Declaration of Independence says:

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