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Dear President Clinton…

Dear President Clinton…

Below is a petition that our denomination submitted to the President of the United States in June 1993. It was ignored. We repost the petition here, first of all, because it models the humble spirit and respectful tone which should characterize our discourse in the...
A Cloistered Virtue?

A Cloistered Virtue?

He that can apprehend and consider vice with all her baits and seeming pleasures, and yet abstain, and yet distinguish, and yet prefer that which is truly better, he is the true wayfaring Christian. I cannot praise a fugitive and cloistered virtue, unexercised and...
Thanksgiving Proclamation (1940)

Thanksgiving Proclamation (1940)

THANKSGIVING DAY – 1940 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION I, FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, President of the United States of America, do hereby designate Thursday, the twenty-first day of November 1940, to be observed nationally as a day...
What is happening to our community?

What is happening to our community?

I did not receive a question from any of our readers this week, so I decided to share a personal burden of mine and pose a question for all of us to consider together: What is happening to our community? Over the past several weeks, I have been deeply grieved by the...
Voting – A Solemn Trust

Voting – A Solemn Trust

“Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual – or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for...