Citizenship Confusion: How should we react?

As Christians, what are we to do with this?http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=dUr1NxJDC94via YouTube - pig race mosque pt 2. … [Read more...]

Citizenship Confusion: Confessed Abortion? How Will We Respond?

Every Monday in Citizenship Confusion, Alan Noble discusses how we confuse our heavenly citizenship with citizenship to the state, culture, and the world.For the past 20 (30?) years, the definitive political issue for Christians has been abortion. Protestants and Catholics have taken a strong stance against this practice, and rightfully so. Through legislation, picketing, bumper stickers, billboards, pamphlets, books, and clinics Christians have sought to speak out against a rhetoric and mind … [Read more...]

Citizenship Confusion: Christian Culture as a Stumbling Block

Every Monday in Citizenship Confusion, Alan Noble discusses how we confuse our heavenly citizenship with citizenship to the state, culture, and the world.Nearly two years ago now I wrote an article for this site entitled, Rethinking The Stumbling Block: Christian Culture as a Barrier. Since that time, I have come to feel that this has been one of my most important contributions to Christ and Pop Culture. And since I believe that we must fight against the natural inclination of the Internet to m … [Read more...]

Citizenship Confusion: The Death Penalty in Illinois

Every Monday in Citizenship Confusion, Alan Noble discusses how we confuse our heavenly citizenship with citizenship to the state, culture, and the world.Gail Rice, a adult literacy specialist and Christian who has worked in the prison system for 30 years, wrote an article for Think Christian entitled How God’s justice prevailed in Illinois in which she reports on the recent repeal of the death penalty in Illinois. What I found to be interesting about this recent bill was that Rice makes it see … [Read more...]

Citizenship Confusion: Wearing Our Faith

Every Monday in Citizenship Confusion, Alan Noble discusses how we confuse our heavenly citizenship with citizenship to the state, culture, and the world. Can you believe that Christ Pop Culture has been around for going on four years? If you're new to the site you probably can. But for those of us who've been around since the beginning, it is kind of strange to think how many posts we have published. A number of our old posts dealt with "citizenship confusion" even though I was not writing this … [Read more...]

Citizenship Confusion: The Problem with Praying for Soldiers

Every Monday in Citizenship Confusion, Alan Noble discusses how we confuse our heavenly citizenship with citizenship to the state, culture, and the world.A year or so ago, one of our regular commenters posted an article that caused me to seriously question how I thought about war and our nation. While I have never been a warmonger (at least, not in my adult life), I suppose I had always felt that when America enters a conflict, Christians should pray for the safety of our troops and a quick vic … [Read more...]

Citizenship Confusion: Budget Cuts and Our Calling

A Christian group called The Center for Public Justice has publicly issued  "A Call for Intergenerational Justice." In this document, the writers claim that their commitment is to finding a solution to the debt crisis without causing the poor to suffer: How our governments and we as citizens together decide to reverse the trend of our ever-growing government debt is crucial. Some proposals place much of the burden on the poor. To reduce our federal debt at the expense of our poorest fellow c … [Read more...]

Citizenship Confusion: Peter Berger’s Thoughts on Religion in the Military

Peter Berger raises some interesting questions in a recent blog post about religion in the military. Specifically, he considers the role of chaplains in the military and how their function as clergy can come in conflict with their role as military personnel.He tells a fascinating story at the end of the post about his experience in Germany in 1950. He attended a conference on the challenges for West Germany as it formed its military post-World War II. He says that an American chaplain was … [Read more...]


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