Freedom for Mission: A Fundamental Right

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” These famous words from the Declaration of Independence are worth pondering as the Church in America observes the sixth annual Fortnight for Freedom from June 21 through July 4.

It doesn’t take much for us weak human creatures to take that which is most foundational for granted. Sometimes we need a wake-up call to remind us of what is truly important for human flourishing….

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