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An Antidote to Religious Strife in Egypt: Nationalism
Originally Posted: 10/03/2013 - 10:42am | Type: Blog

After decades of polarization along religious lines, Christians and Muslims in Egypt are coming together to rally behind their flag. After decades of polarization along religious ...

July 4th and the Table of Demons
Originally Posted: 07/03/2013 - 8:52am | Type: Blog

For Jehovah’s Witnesses, the trouble with patriotism is twofold: 1) it tempts us to equate God and nation, and 2) it provides a sacred cover for violence. On July 4 th  I will b ...

Memory, Identity, and the Fourth of July
Originally Posted: 06/17/2013 - 4:08pm | Type: Blog

There are moments, before and after the Revolution, that we mutually agree to forget in order to plant hands to hearts and let tears fall on the fourth day of the seventh month every year. ...

Loving Our Country By Facilitating Opportunity
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 3:42pm | Type: Blog

I love our country and the people in it. I admit that I have received many more opportunities than I deserve. I am ready to facilitate opportunities for others. When I first met ...

In God We Trust
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 11:46am | Type: Blog

As leaders providing spiritual guidance in a country that is often associated with strong nationalistic tendencies, offering a word that speaks to the messy relationship between “God and Country” is a task tha ...

Dynamics of Ordinary Time
Originally Posted: 05/14/2013 - 3:45pm | Type: Magazine Article

Martin L. Smith Reflections on the Common Lectionary, Cycle B Listening to the scriptures requires a gentle d ...

Anti-American Christian
Originally Posted: 01/13/2012 - 11:05am | Type: Blog

If being American means finding my identity in the nation and situating my ethics in my loyalty to it, then as a Christian I have no choice but to be anti-American. I’ll admit, I ...

When is Nationalism Healthy?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/1100215-invictus.jpg"></a>I watched the film <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1057500/" target="_blank">Invictu ...