Richard Mouw is an American, and he loves his country the most, according to his newly released How to be a Patriotic Christian: Love of Country as Love of Neighbor.
Jackson WatersSeptember 5, 2022
Is it possible for a Christian to love his or her country too much? Is America itself even deserving of a Christian’s loyalty? If Christians have anything to offer the civil kingdom, how should they go about it?
Brian K. MillerMarch 13, 2019
True patriotism is not about establishing the external borders of your love so much as the ordering of it. For the Christian, who has access to an unending source of love in God, no one ought to be excluded from this love—neither your neighbor, nor fellow countrymen, nor other peoples around the globe.
Matthew AllenFebruary 12, 2019
Given the state of contemporary discourse surrounding the nation, it’s no wonder so many young evangelicals are disillusioned with it. What we need is a return to a political theology that rejects this false dichotomy, seeking to recover the practical role of temporal political institutions in light of the eternal.
Nick BardenFebruary 11, 2019
An incarnational nationhood deepens and overcomes the weaknesses of both the nation-as-idea and nation-as-ethnicity visions.
Matthew ArildsenFebruary 7, 2019
The nation-state emerged in Western Europe out of the Wars of Religion as a tool of the Protestant movements.
Mark R. RoyceFebruary 6, 2019
The very idea of the American nation-state seems to be losing its importance. In its stead, Americans have unfortunately moved toward cosmopolitanism and—for millennials especially—identity politics.
Alexandra NieuwsmaJanuary 24, 2019
Should Christians promote nation-states in all places at all times? No.
Mark MeltonJanuary 23, 2019
Works by C.S. Lewis and Tim Keller can help us understand the outlines of a healthy Christian patriotism—a righteous love of one’s imperfect country and home, including the people there and much more.
Mark MeltonJanuary 22, 2019