The Line Between Patriotism and Heresy

I have been reflecting on Greg Boyd’s body slamming of the Patriot’s Bible on Out of Ur and in the process came across this video from the popular “Speaking of Faith” program, featuring Chuck Colson, Greg Boyd, and Shane Claiborne explaining “their vastly differing views on how a Christian is called to engage a country’s culture and its politics.” I make no bones about it, I think Chuck Coleson is vastly in error on this issue, and think Greg Boyd and Shane Claiborne are vastly more in tune with the heartbeat of Jesus, the enemy loving, God trusting messiah.

More videos on Christianity and Politics:

Gregory Boyd on “The Myth of a Christian Nation” Part 1/3
Gregory Boyd on “The Myth of a Christian Nation” Part 2/3
Gregory Boyd on “The Myth of a Christian Nation” Part 3/3
Greg Boyd on “The Pathology of the Religious” Part 1/2
Greg Boyd on “The Pathology of the Religious” Part 2/2
Shane Claiborne: Christianity Transcends Nationalism

More writings from me on Christianity and Politics:

Am I overstating the problem?
The only Christian nation is the Kingdom of God

3 thoughts on “The Line Between Patriotism and Heresy

  1. I don’t know what happened to Chuck Colson in the last 10 years or so. He’s written on the Kingdom and knows darn good and well where our allegiances should lie. It’s really sort of sad.

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  2. I watched the video in this blog, watched the three part “Myth of a Christian Nation,” and read Boyd’s review of the Patriot’s Bible on Out of Ur. I’d like to say that I’m quite impressed with Pastor Boyd after all of this. I hope he manages to stand strong in spite of all of the negative feedback he’s probably receiving. In many ways, he reminds of the authors of “Blinded by Might” who offered very similar views in their books and were raked over the coals as a result.

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  3. I was so impressed with Boyd I went and bought one of his books last week, after realising I already had another one from years ago, and had liked it. The new one for my collection is called, “Is God to Blame? Beyond Pat Answers to the Problem of Suffering”. I like a guy who can tackle the hard stuff.

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