Re-Imagining Patriotism

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Following is an excerpt from a piece I wrote for Sojourners on patriotism. You can read the full article HERE. I was five years old on Independence Day in 1976. The United States’ bicentennial fever had overtaken the entire population. Everything was dressed in red, white, and blue. I remember decorating my tricycle in streamers [Read More...]

Christian Patriotism: Love for the “Other””

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While at Wild Goose Festival in North Carolina recently, Deborah Arca (our progressive Christian portal editor here at Patheos) asked us to respond on video to how we reconciled both love of God and love for country. I struggled with the question, mostly because of the typical baggage that comes along with Christian patriotism, much [Read More...]

Un-American in the name of Jesus?

Un-American in the name of Jesus? By Christian Piatt (Originally printed in PULP) I used to go to a lot of basketball games with my dad in Dallas. We have both been enthusiastic Mavericks fans for almost three decades, so you can imagine how excited I was when they won their first NBA championship this [Read More...]


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