I am sitting in the Arab quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem having a cup of mint tea. It is about 5:30 p.m. and suddenly I hear a blasting sound of the Muslim clergy chanting prayers through a microphone piercing the old city calling the faithful to pray. It is not a distant sound but one piercing my ears. I was sitting around the corner from the old city mosque.
Hospitality is one of the hallmarks of Thanksgiving. Clearly this question of American hospitality consumes the attention of our political system regarding refugees from the war-torn Middle East. I am, however, more concerned about how this immigration issue plays out in the pulpit and in the pews.
The decision of Pope Francis to meet privately with Kim Davis, the now world famous county clerk from Kentucky who refused to grant marriage licenses to gay couples and who was jailed for a time, demonstrates that we in America still must weigh what it means to have religious freedom and at whose expense we may protect those rights.
Todd Bornscheuer, principal at the soon-to-open May River High School in Bluffton, says of the entire 248,000 square foot, $68 million campus, he's partial to the stand-alone Advanced Technical Center. And yep, he shares why that is. Plus, cool aerial drone shots. Enrollment at the school will be around 950 in year one, Beaufort County School officials said on Friday, May 6, 2016, with the student body projected to expand to 3,000 within a decade.
May River principal's favorite part of new campus + aerials
Jeff Moss on if he'll make Ethics hearing open to public: “No comment”
Hilton Head Ferrari mechanic: Riding the clutch can be costly repair