Probing questions in Lent

Probing questions in Lent

One of the best times to consider the questions of the curious is during Lent, when thinking people of faith can wonder and converse about the meaning of Easter.

Martin Luther King Jr., Day: A good day to think about patriotism

Martin Luther King Jr., Day: A good day to think about patriotism

Patriotism, as exemplified by Dr. King, thinks evaluatively about one’s country in light of its best values, including the attempt to correct it when it’s in error and fix it when it is broken. Yet especially on our national patriotic holidays, too often our churches promote nationalism—the uncritical support of one’s nation regardless of its moral, truthful or political bearing.