I grew up listening to Dan Betzer's Dan and Louie Bible stories. Loved it. Today I looked up Dan's church, First Assembly of God in Fort Meyers, FL, being that I am now literally up the road a little ways.
Dan is still preaching and I learned something else. He started broadcasting years ago on WNAX. The bio says out of "Sioux City, IA" which was the "big city" just down the road from Yankton, SD, However, WNAX was/is actually based out of ...Yankton, SD my hometown. The bio simply used the larger city nearby.
Now I am curious to learn more about Dan's connections to Yankton and Sioux City. Fun Florida spiritual discoveries.
Here's a good example of Dan's preaching: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQ1YRfSFtWU[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQ1YRfSFtWU[/embed]
Took the kids to the Holocaust Centre (http://holocaustcentre.com/) for part of our "Friday adventure/learning day". With the new rise of antisemitism and the murderous purges of Christians in the Middle East it seemed right.
On World Holocaust Remembrance Day I also remember that I come in part from a people who were bloodily persecuted - almost all driven from the continent before the Holocaust. So on this day I remember.
And yet new genocide against Christians in the Middle East and North Africa is fully in swing...When will we learn that religious or atheist/statist inspired violence and purges are rooted in the evil in each human heart.
If you want to know more about Holocaust remembrance day:
Yad Vashem: World Holocaust Center, Jerusalem http://www.yadvashem.org/
and my Arab and Armenian christian spiritual family:
"The US government's indifference to the genocide of Christians in the Middle East is shocking, but, unfortunately, not surprising. The demonstrated disregard for the suffering of Christians in the Middle East by the administrations of Presidents Bush and Obama is entirely consistent with a double standard established by the moralizing hypocrisy of Woodrow Wilson in the midst of the first genocide of the twentieth century. In fact, American administrations have been willing not only to turn a blind eye to genocide against Christians in the Middle East; they have gone beyond that, by consistently supporting, at least since the 1980s, Turkey's genocide denial efforts."
Never Again! and yet, sadly, "all over again"...