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LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces – First Quarter 2018 Newsletter

The First Quarter 2018 newsletter from the LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces shares insight about the meaning of the Latin phrase Sola Scriptura (“Scripture Alone”) and how it can be applied to our lives when we are facing joys and challenges.

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KFUO Audio: Christian cake artist’s expression of faith under examination

Listen to Worldwide KFUO’s December’s Free to be Faithful® program as moderator Kip Allen and guest Tim Goeglein, vice president of external relations for Focus on the Family, discussed the implications of the Masterpiece Cakeshop decision, developments concerning transgenders in the military and other religious freedom lawsuits.

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From left during the presentation of the “Reverend Melvin E. Witt Memorial Award” are Brigadier General (Ret.) Tracy Beckette, governor of the Missouri Athletic Club (MAC), holding the plaque of winners; Major (Ret.) Frank Tucker, winner of this year’s award, with his citation; Admiral Philip Davidson, commander, U.S. Navy Fleet Forces; and Michael Schoedel, MAC president. (Don Wolfinger)

‘Melvin Witt Award’ honors memory of longtime chaplain, World Relief director

The first award was given posthumously to Witt’s family in 2016, and this year’s award was presented to Major (Ret.) Frank Tucker.

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Air National Guard Chaplain (Lt. Col.) James Buckman, left, receives the Bronze St. Martin of Tours Medal from Navy Chaplain (Capt. Ret.) Craig Muehler, director of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Ministry to the Armed Forces Oct. 22 at Faith Lutheran Church, Lake Forest, Ill. The award recognizes Buckman, Faith’s pastor, for his outstanding pastoral service to the military. (Dave Huxsoll)

Buckman honored for service to military

Air Force Chaplain (Lt. Col.) James Buckman of Lake Forest, Ill., receives the Bronze St. Martin of Tours Medal.

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KFUO Audio: U.S. Air Force colonel suspended for marriage beliefs

Free to be Faithful® program on KFUO.org discusses the case of U.S. Air Force Colonel Leland Bohannon, who was suspended from command in May 2017 after he refused to sign a certificate of appreciation and publicly affirm the same-sex spouse of a retiring subordinate.

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