It is strange to today's generation to think that the rights listed in the Declaration of Independence were nothing more than a listing of sermon topics that had been preached from the pulpit in the two decades leading up to the American Revolution, but such was the case.
David Barton, President of Wall Builders has recently brought to light the impact of the "Black Robe Regiment" and their influence in the establishment of America. The rights and responsibilities outlined in the sermons, from the long list of passionate pastors, carried the message of freedom across the Atlantic as America was founding it's independence.
Principal Isaac took a similar stand in chapel as he called students to consider the issue of abortion. In many follow-up conversations from the chapel event, students expressed they are distracted from the silent slaughter of the 53 million babies who might have been their teachers, coaches or friends.
Calling students to action, Principal Isaac and many staff at Hillcrest will be joining in the 40 days for life campaign with local churches. Prayer and counseling will be areas of focus for students electing to participate in the field-study session.
Students have already partnered with the 40 days movement in bringing this issue to their social spheres. Many have linked the 180 movie they saw in chapel with their facebook and twitter profiles. Hillcrest students are being called to action as they seek to live a significant life rooted in the principles of a Biblical worldview.