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Pastor's Corner: Interrogating our freedom

 


Do you feel free?

This weekend, our nation celebrates Independence Day. Fourth of July holiday rituals are central to the production of the American mythos — what our nation attempts to tell itself with all the cookouts, parades, and fireworks is that we are free, a nation governed by the people for the people. All the hot dogs slathered in condiments and the carefully matching red, white and blue outfits aren’t just holiday paraphernalia; they are gestures that in some way attempt to enact and proclaim the famous declaration: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men ar...



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