The Cadet program is in conjunction with the Calvinist Cadet Corps, an independent non-denominational youth ministry organization. Founded in , the Corps has more than clubs throughout North America. The organization uses the title "Calvinist" to honor the Protestant freformer, John Calvin, who devoted his life to the religious education of God's children. The three Cs in the center of the shield have special meaning. Not only do they represent The Calvinist Corps name, they form a cross. This reminds us of God's Son, Jesus Christ, died on the cross for our sins.
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This article appeared in The Christian Century, January 10, , pp. Copyright by The Christian Century Foundation: used by permission. Current articles and subscription information can be found at www. The Air Force Academy must clarify itself on questions central to democracy — the separation of church and state and the free expression of religion. Most of the 30 new staff members gathered at the United States Air Force Academy for orientation are in their 20s and 30s. Some are air force personnel and some are academy graduates. Some are veterans of the Gulf War, while others served in Iraq.
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For the month of January, instead of our monthly C4 meeting, we held a Prayer and Planning Meet for the year of This was held on 18th Jan, 3rd Saturday. The C4 planning team met and prayed for our renewed commitment, for us to meet regularly, and for the ministries that we can do this year, specifically, Periscope.
This is the most recent development in an outrageous story that has been developing over the better part of this year, so, for those who need to be brought up to speed, here's what's going on in as small of a nutshell as I can put it:. This ministry is part of the "shepherding" movement, using cult-like tactics by which the cadets recruited by ministry leaders Don and Anna Warrick are separated from their families and anything else that might interfere with their brainwashing. In the shepherding movement, the female is the "sheep" and the male is the "shepherd," and a woman's sole purpose in life is to be a good wife and mother, subordinating herself to her male shepherd. The Military Religious Freedom Foundation MRFF has been contacted by a number of parents of Academy cadets who have fallen prey to the Warricks' ministry, and one of these families has been brave enough to go public with their story. Peter and Jean Baas, the parents of Academy graduate Lauren Baas, are now completely estranged from their daughter. Because the Baas family is Catholic, and therefore, according to the Warricks, unsaved. While at the Academy, Lauren Baas, who entered the Academy with dreams of becoming an Air Force pilot, was prepared for what can only be described as an arranged marriage by the Warricks, and is now engaged to her shepherd. A woman, of course, is destined by God to be a good wife and mother and serve her shepherd, not be an Air Force pilot and serve her country. Lest anyone think that the "sheep and shepherd" terminology might be an exaggeration, just take a look at Lauren Baas's "Baa Baa Sisterhood" cookbook.