If this term of the Supreme Court reveals anything, it’s that it is committed to balancing religious freedom protections with honoring the “right to define one’s own concept of existence,” a concept infamously invented by Justice Anthony Kennedy in 1992. In my opinion, the Court is not succeeding at threading this needle.
This week, we’re following the Independence Day weekend by claiming the biblical promise, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord” (Psalm 33:12). We’ve seen the urgency of making the Lord our Master, both in solidarity with others and in our personal worship and service. Today, let’s consider our need for the blessings and help only he can provide.