“How can we sing the songs of the Lord while in a foreign land?”
The lament of the Israelites exiled to Babylon lies un-articulated behind the real anxiety that many American Christians feel, and the mistrust and even hatred they express toward the raising of mosques and Hindu and Buddhist temples in communities that once took for granted a shared Christian identity. Is America becoming a land foreign to Christianity? Should it be the last bastion of Christendom now that Europe has so decisively fallen to secularism and unbelief? And most importantly, can we be fully Christian if the national culture and even national law do not support our Christian values, if not our Christian beliefs?