Category Archives: Citizens of heaven

Citizenship, ethnocentrism, and politics

Got involved in another discussion about citizenship, this time centering around the Pledge of Allegiance. (I’ve written a number of articles about my views on saying the Pledge) That led me to think more about how citizenship and nationalism affect … Continue reading

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Blessed to worship

I was fortunate this past Sunday to still be in Orlando at the Equip Conference and to be able to worship with the Spanish-speaking brethren there. Even though it was July 3, worship stayed focused on God and not on … Continue reading

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Patris and patriotism

We’ve all got favorite passages, right? One of mine is Hebrews 11:13-16, where it says: ‚ÄúThese all died in faith, not having received the things promised, but having seen them and greeted them from afar, and having acknowledged that they … Continue reading

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A foreigner’s Fourth of July

Can you imagine what it must be like for aliens on Independence Day? (Aliens as in foreigners living in this country, not E.T. & Company) I remember special days in Argentina. I was happy for those who celebrated around me, … Continue reading

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The Diaspora

Once concept I might add to yesterday’s look at the theology of foreignness is the concept of the Diaspora. Originally, the term “diaspora” just meant scattering. Then it came to refer to the scattering of Jews away from the Promised … Continue reading

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