Does your church display an American flag, or the Union Jack, or some other national flag? It’s been an active debate since the days of Caesar, through Christendom, and into the Modern American context: What should the relationship be between national symbols and Christian worship? Matt, Alastair, and Derek welcome Hillsdale Assistant Professor Dr. Miles Smith IV to bring a historian’s perspective to the debate.
“The History of National Flags in Churches,” by Miles Smith at First Things
The Nature of Doctrine: Religion and Theology in a Postliberal Age, by George A. Lindbeck [affiliate link]
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