In recent years patriotism has gotten a bad rap.
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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 Godís love?
Table of Contents
Identify the Current Issue
Discover the Eternal Principles
Teaching point one: Love of country can reflect Godís call to be self-giving.
Teaching point two:: Love of country can reflect Godís call to relationships.
Teaching point three: Love of country can draw us closer or farther away from God.
Apply Your Findings
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ARTICLE FROM CHRISTIANITY TODAY
Whatís Right About Patriotism, by David Gushee (July 2006, 2 pages)
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