Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day

Thank you to all the men and women in uniform- every sailor, soldier, and marine who protect the safety and integrity of the United States every day. Memorial Day helps to commemorate those who have fallen while in service to their country. We also honor those who are currently serving- noble men and women who put themselves on the line and sacrifice time away from their families for the sake of the rest of the country. For them I am thankful, and I am honored to know some of them as friends.

Kevin DeYoung gives this holiday a theological perspective-

It is always tricky to know how the church should or shouldn’t celebrate patriotic holidays. Certainly, some churches blend church and state in such a way that the kingdom of God morphs into a doctrinally-thin, spiritually nebulous civil religion. But even with this dangers, there are a number of good reasons why Christians should give thanks for Memorial Day.
Read him give his five good reasons here.

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