Christianity and Patriotism Can Be Compatible

There need be no contradiction between God and country, between being a good Christian (or Jew) and being a good citizen.

Stephen P. Hoffman in Timothy P. Demy and Gary P. Stewart, Politics and Public Policy: A Christian Response, p. 141

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Religion and Politics

Whatever a church’s relationship to its political environment in any given case, it can take two measures to avoid becoming politically acculturated. The first measure is to ensure that theology determines politics, and not politics theology…. The second measure is to retain a strong sense of mission.

Stephen P. Hoffman in Timothy P. Demy and Gary P. Stewart, Politics and Public Policy: A Christian Response, p. 60