Rightful Revelry: Cautions Concerning Combining Patriotism and Worship – Ed Stetzer
Christians are, in a sense, dual citizens — of the Kingdom and of the nation where they live. I live in a country that is not without fault, but I am proud to be a citizen of that nation. I teach my children to be proud of their nation — not unaware of its challenges — and patriotic citizens. Yet, I think that Christians in all those places need to be careful about mixing their faith and worship with their patriotism and nationalism.
Should July 4th Affect Our Sunday Planning? – Bob Kauflin
Someone reminded me of a post I did back in May of 2007 on this topic. Here it is again. I pray that today fills you with gratefulness not only for the freedom of our country for which many have given their lives, but also for the eternal freedom from God’s wrath found only in the substitutionary death of Jesus Christ.
How Should American Christians Observe Memorial Day & Independence Day – Bobby Gilles
Christ calls His people into the Kingdom of God, a greater kingdom than any earthly country (1 Peter 2:9; Hebrews 13:14). But does this mean Christian church services should not celebrate the founding of our nation, as we do on Independence Day? Does it mean Christians should not observe memorials for servicemen and women who have died in service to America, as we do on Memorial Day?