Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Worldview and "fruit salad religion"

Paul Middleton is tired of hearing about the "Christian worldview," particularly when it is conflated with United States patriotism:
For instance. . . we are saying something important both about our religion and about our citizenship through the display of the American flag in our places of worship. That symbol is informing us about who we are, where we are, what is wrong and what the solution is. The question becomes "Are we allowing our geopolitical citizenship to shape our Christian practice?" I think the obvious answer is a profound "Yes."
Mr. Littleton touches on a topic critical to Christian transformation. As far as possible within the bounds of discipleship, Christians must be good earthly citizens (Rom. 13:1-7). But our citizenship is first and foremost in the Kingdom of God. You can't serve two masters.


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