The Islamic State/ISIS has beheaded another American and posted the video for the world to see. [Read more…]
President Obama will reward the Congressional Medal of Honor to two Viet Nam War vets, Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins and, posthumously, Specialist Donald P. Sloat (who jumped on a grenade to save three comrades). Also winning the nation’s highest honor posthumously is Lt. Alonzo Cushing, a 22-year-old who commanded an artillery battery that took the brunt of Pickett’s Charge at the Battle of Gettysburg. Read what he did after the jump.
Russia has reportedly invaded the Ukraine, sending two armored columns that captured a town near the border. [Read more…]
Last year almost to the day we blogged about Rev. Henry Gerecke, the LCMS military chaplain who was pressed into service as the Protestant chaplain at Nuremberg, charged with ministering to the Nazi war criminals who were on trial there, many of whom were executed. There is now book out about Chaplain Gerecke: Mission at Nuremberg: An American Army Chaplain and the Trial of the Nazis by Tim Townsend.
It tells how he used both firmness and compassion, applying both the Law and the Gospel, in an effort to bring these moral monsters to repentance and to Christ. Which he apparently did with at least 4 of the 11 who were hanged. Then again, Hermann Goering repudiated Christianity just hours before he committed suicide by biting a smuggled cyanide tablet, calling Jesus “just another smart Jew.” After the jump, an excerpt from a review of the book.
President Obama is considering asking Congress to authorize military action against the Islamic State/ISIS.