Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove: A Message to the Church on the Fourth of July

As part of our conversation on the new book Reborn on the Fourth of July: The Challenge of Faith, Patriotism and Conscience by Logan Mehl-Laituri, we invited several prominent Christian thought-leaders to offer a message to the church on the Fourth of July. They considered: how should our faith inform our patriotism?

Here, author and  new monastic Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove shares why he can no longer hear fireworks without thinking about bombs dropping in Iraq.

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Check out more “Messages to the Church on the Fourth of July,” from Brian McLaren and Lisa Sharon Harper … and coming tomorrow, Callid Keefe-Perry and Roger Wolsey.

What do you think:  What does it mean to love God and love Country?  How does your faith affect your patriotism?

 

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