GIVE ME LIBERTY...
I was blessed to be part of a seminar sponsored by the Liberty Fund foundation over the weekend. There were about fifteen participants, mostly 'clergy', and we sat around and talked about readings related to the American Founding (you can download the whole thing in pdf for free if you're so moved). It was nice to exercise some intellectual muscles rarely used since my academic days. It was also informative to be around the participants from various denominations, and getting a clearer idea of how our worldviews--and Biblical views--differ.
One of the issues of particular interest to me was whether a Christian could have supported the American War for Independence, or whether Biblical injunction would have required the Christian to support the British crown. A sermon by 18th century Anglican clergyman Jonathan Boucher argued just that.
Oh, and the pralines in Savannah are really good.
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