What are we doing in worship? We are sorting through our mixed motives and mysterious desires. We are learning God's story again. We are returning home so that we can go with power into the everyday world.
Deliberately debilitating the nation's habits of the heart will not contribute to better fiscal health for future generations. Our national commitment to charity must prevail as the best possible witness of this nation's moral commitment to ensure justice for all.
Twice in the last three decades, the Supreme Court has specifically identified that phrase as being void of substantive sacred meaning. If you are a believing monotheist, is that how you want God's name treated?