Is It Time To Remove The Flag From The Church Sanctuary?

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If one were to walk into an American Church, it’s far more likely than not that somewhere on the stage in the sanctuary, there will be found an American flag. This tradition is one that spans across a wide-variety of faith traditions, from Catholic to Evangelical, Mainline, etc., and is not limited to a certain [Read More...]

Why American Christians Get So Angry When You Question Nationalism

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Why do American Christians get so ridiculously angry when you question nationalism, or question how nationalism gets grafted into our faith? It seems like every time this question comes up, people get really angry– and get there quickly. Yesterday when I suggested that it was inappropriate to have nationalistic, pro-military worship services in Church– the [Read More...]

Please Skip That Independence Day Service At Church

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If your church is going to be holding an Independence Day celebration this year, I hope you’ll think this through and decide to skip it. Celebrating Independence Day at church is among what I believe to be the most offensive things we could do in a place that is supposed to be reserved for worshiping [Read More...]

Why Christians Might Want To Abstain From Reciting “The Pledge Of Allegiance”

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While I love my country, I can no longer in good conscience swear my loyalty to her– because my loyalty is solely with Christ and his Kingdom. I will be a good and supportive citizen in the country I live, so long as those aspects are consistent with the Kingdom Jesus came to bring to earth. But the moment those two no longer line up? My loyalty is to God’s Kingdom– even if that means I must be disloyal to the earthly kingdom I find myself in. As such, there is simply no way that I could in good conscience “pledge my allegiance” to this earthly kingdom, knowing that I very well will eventually have to break that solemn oath. [Read more...]

Why July 4th Troubles Me: my loyalty is somewhere else.

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As I logged onto Facebook today, I saw the predictable and obligatory independence posts clogging my news feed. Offensive images of the American flag with scripture scrawled about, countless posts about how “great” we are, and a host of other pro-American jargon that simply doesn’t represent what should be the humble attitude of Jesus followers. [Read More...]

Prince of Peace or God of War? Liberty University cashes in on war profitability (and what sojourners left out)

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Image (C) Sojourners Magazine In the May edition of Sojourners Magazine, Sojourners reveals that Liberty University- the world’s largest Christian University- has made a disturbing departure from their mission of developing “Christ-centered men and women” in order to cash in on the big business of training war-fighters. This departure from producing students who are “Christ-centered” [Read More...]

Dead hookers and AK-47′s – not God’s country anymore…

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When I lived in Texas for a brief stint in the 90′s, locals commonly referred to their state as “God’s Country”. I can understand the nickname when I think of the many beautiful spots I’ve seen in Texas, but not when I think about the laws in Texas. Or America, for that matter. News from [Read More...]


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