Living in a time when issues of war, religious politics, and a host of other moral opinions divide the United States, a call to patriotism seems like an imprudent request. But patriotism, like all other kinds of loyalties, can draw us closer or farther away from God. So what does it mean to be patriotic and Christian? What can patriotism, the love of country, teach us about God's love?
Table of Contents
• Identify the Current Issue
• Discover the Eternal Principles
—Teaching point one: Love of country can reflect God's call to be self-giving.
—Teaching point two:: Love of country can reflect God's call to relationships.
—Teaching point three: Love of country can draw us closer or farther away from God.
• Apply Your Findings
HANDOUT FOR FURTHER STUDY
ARTICLE FROM CHRISTIANITY TODAY
• What's Right About Patriotism, by David Gushee (July 2006, 2 pages)
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