Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Another Lake City, TN soldier killed overseas

Local media is reporting the death of soldier Jason Hovater, who was serving in Afghanistan, over the weekend. He was reportedly originally from Lake City, TN, my hometown. I didn't know Jason and I don't know his family but my heart goes out to them and I hope you'll join me in praying for his family, including his parents and young bride.

Here's some links to the breaking news stories on Jason Hovater:

The Knoxville News-Sentinel

A little more than one year ago, David "Tiger" Connell, also of Lake City, was killed in Iraq. If you want to read about him, links to several stories are posted below.

Paying tribute to our war heroes

Slain soldier to be remembered at Lake City Veterans Day ceremony

Connell laid to rest at Arlington

Fallen soldier honored

Obituary for James David Connell Jr.

Soldier's funeral to be held Friday

Soldier dies in Iraq

Monday, July 14, 2008


Sacred literature: And the winner is ...

The Barna Group has released the results of a recent study, which some might be surprised at, others are not. Read part of the release below.

"As the United States becomes a more pluralistic nation, it would be expected that a broader base of books would be accepted by increasing numbers of adults as "sacred literature" or "holy books." A new survey by The Barna Group discovered that about two-dozen such books were listed by a national sample of 1003 adults. However, only four books were listed by at least 1% of the public, and just one book was deemed to be sacred or holy by at least 5% of the public.

The only book listed by at least 5% was the Bible, which was named as a holy book by 84% of the public.