A remarkable courtroom drama played out in real time this month in Tucson, Arizona, a beloved story from the tenth chapter of Luke's gospel, "The Parable of the Good Samaritan." I can easily imagine a biblical court transcript unfolding something like this:
Prosecuting attorney to witness for the defense: "Sir, how can you justify what the defendant has done?"
Witness: "Shouldn't an American citizen be free to practice his or her faith? And shouldn't a person in America be free to follow the greatest commandment in the Bible? Do you even know what that commandment is?"