John D. Wilsey
Virtues help us to guard against the extreme vices of nostalgia and cynicism in our historical thinking as we come to grips with what it means to be an American.
In all our social media hot takes on Christian nationalism, we miss how nuanced nationalism has been in the American experience.
Civil religion, when it remains unevaluated and unchecked by the Word of God, can easily run amok. It can present the nation as God, as the savior of the world, as the last best hope on earth.