Welcoming the Stranger

I was a stranger and you welcomed me.       Matthew 25: 35 The constitutional right to a trial by a jury of one’s peers is basic to a free society and our individual liberty. I respect that right so much that I am always reluctant to criticize a jury that renders a verdict […]

Sweet Freedom’s Song

Let music swell the breeze, And ring from all the trees, Sweet Freedom’s song. The church I attended last Sunday made no mention of the fact that our nation would celebrate the 237th anniversary of its independence this week, nor that this week includes the 150th anniversary of the pivotal Civil War Battle of Gettysburg. […]