Colloquium: Patriotism as Idolatry

Colloquium: Patriotism as Idolatry
February 12, 2010

Everyone is invited to join us on selected Friday afternoons at 3:30 p.m. in Crabbe Library Room 201 for a hour of informal, moderated discussion of articles on various topics selected by EKU faculty. Refreshments will be provided by EKU Student Government Association.

This week, Dr. Mike Austin will moderate discussion of Patriotism as Idolatry, a reflection on religious faith and patriotism by the President of Fuller Theological Seminary:

I have always had a basic loyalty to my country.  I have never had much patience with cynical America-bashing. At the same time, I have not typically been able to get very emotional about the issues of citizenship. Much of this is due to the fact, that, although I am a committed evangelical Christian, I am also a product of the 1960s. I had serious doubts about the war in Vietnam in my youth, even though this was not a very popular stance to take in the evangelical world in those days.

Faculty interested in participating as discussion moderators are encouraged to contact Rob Sica.