“From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land. From this day forward, it’s going to be only America first, America first.”
-President Donald Trump
I can’t be certain, but I’m reasonably confident that two words Jesus of Nazareth never uttered in succession are “America” and “first.”
Contrast this with President Trump’s inaugural address, which placed a heavy emphasis on the privileging of American identity, and you’re left with a jarring dissonance.
This dissonance should be instructive for those engaged in the task of discerning how to live as both faithful Christians and engaged American citizens. To be clear, it’s a task that is exceedingly difficult. But rarely in recent memory has the distinction between Christian and American identity been so starkly laid out. Continue reading “MAKE GOD GREAT AGAIN”