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Cage-Fighting Missionary and USAFA

Christianity Today recently had a piece on Justin Wren, one-time aspiring Olympic wrestler turned drug addict and eventual missionary to the Mbuti in Africa.

The story is interesting if you like the wrestling/MMA scene or bad-boy-turned-missionary stories. More relevant, though, was the picture Wren used at the top of his article:

For the uninitiated, that’s the interior of the US Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel in Colorado Springs, Read more

Disney Copies USAFA Cadet Chapel

We already knew Disney animators relied on Air Force aircraft for inspiration.  It seems they liked the USAFA Cadet Chapel, as well.

Though it was in theaters some months ago, Wreck-It Ralph recently came out on DVD, causing some Academy grads to notice (and the official USAFA Facebook page to highlight) that a “backstory scene” looks awfully familiar:

The USAFA Cadet Chapel:

A scene from Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph:

It seems the beauty of the nearly 60-year-old USAFA Cadet Chapel continues to be recognized — even in “modern” art.

The “backstory” scene can be seen here; the ending, with the “happy” wedding scene at the end, here.


US Military Better than Disney

As reported at the Christian Science Monitor last week, the US Armed Services ranked in the top 10 “blissful places to work,” beating out many stereotypical happy-employee organizations — even Disney.

CareerBliss used independent reviews to evaluate companies based on opportunities for growth, compensation, benefits, work-life balance, career advancement, senior management, job security and whether the employee would recommend the company to others.

The military rankings:  Read more