Thoughts on Patriotism and the American Church
We approach another Fourth of July here in America. I have thought about the connection as well as the conflict between patriotism and the American church. There have been many great thoughts on this idea. So I wanted to share with you some of these for your consideration.
First, check out my thoughts on “7 Reasons a Nation Should Trust God.” No matter what nation one lives in, we need to remember that we still should trust God. I have also written on how righteousness exalts a nation as well. You can see how liberty helps us overcome tyranny, and how as Christians, we should proclaim freedom.
There are some other things to consider this Fourth of July, and so I offer you the following links to these opinions and thoughts about patriotism and the American church.
Patriotism and Christianity
Christian Crier asks: “Is Being Patriotic Biblical?” and and shares “What the Bible Has to Say About Patriotism.” Benjamin Corey wonders whether a failure to be a patriotic American is a sin. Brad Williams considers “The Separation of Church and Patriotism.” Conner Woods considers whether we should be patriotic in the 21st. century. David Henson wonders if patriotism is even a Christian value.
American Patriotic Worship
Jonathan Aigner shares his disgust the mingling of patriotism and worship on “Freedom Sunday” at First Baptist Church Dallas. He has the inside scoop on “Make America Great Again” as the newest worship song. He also provides a viewpoint of American patriotic worship from non-Americans.
Miles Mullin III wrote a guest piece at Anxious Bench criticizing David Barton, Civil Religion, and Patriotic Idolatry. Timothy Willard at The Toolshed reflects on C. S. Lewis’s thoughts about patriotism.
Finally, check out this video showing a chicken that can play “America The Beautiful” on the piano.
Have a Happy Independence Day!