“In some parts of the church, every hint of patriotism makes you a jingoistic idolater. You are allowed to love every country except your own. But in other parts of the church, true religion blends too comfortably into civil religion. You are allowed to worship in our services as long as you love America as much as we do. I don’t claim to have arrived at the golden mean, but I imagine many churches could stand to think more carefully about their theology of God and country.”  – Kevin DeYoung

Kevin DeYoung has written a short, and important post about Patriotism, the Church, and Thinking Theologically About Memorial Day.  Check it out, and have a safe and happy Memorial Day: http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/kevindeyoung/2011/05/26/thinking-theologically-about-memorial-day/