Earlier this week, I posted something from the Parchment and Pen blog about the idealized vision of America’s moral past. I happen to agree with Michael Patton completely. We do have this myth that America was more moral than it is now. This, I believe, is simply untrue. The form of immorality was different 100 years ago, but I’m not convinced we are that much worse than we have ever been. That essay and a few others I’ve read this week have me thinking again about America in this political season (will it EVER end?!). For my part, I’m tired of the rhetoric, and really want to focus on something more secure and lasting – like – I don’t know – the gospel. Continue reading
I want to post this blog essay by Pastor Jonathan Martin on Liberty University and its relationship to civil religion. This is a nice complementary piece to my post on civil religion. As you read this, please keep in mind that I am an alumnus of Liberty who served the university in the Residence Life department for 3 years. I’m not an outsider throwing stones.
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