Helpful Link: David Barton, Civil Religion, and Patriotic Idolatry

Mark Ward

PhD in NT; theological writer for Faithlife; former high school Bible textbook author for BJU Press; husband; father; ultimate frisbee player; member of the body of Christ.


  1. Mark L Ward Jr on October 11, 2012 at 10:11 am

    HT: Jay Perkins

  2. Todd Jones on October 12, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    Mark, it does seem that this is a worldview issue. Why is America great, anyway? Can anyone answer that “objectively”?

    It seems to me that a large percentage of the country has believed American exceptionalism for a long time, and that’s why Eisenhower and Reagan both wanted to use it.

  3. Deborah on October 28, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Just read the article and following comments. I often find myself wishing Americans were more widely (thoroughly?) read when it comes to history (ours or the world’s) — instead of taking catchy one-liners out of context (no matter which side of the discussion they’re on). But maybe that’s just an impression? Maybe I’ve been meeting the “wrong” Americans?

  4. Jay Perkins on October 30, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Good article 🙂

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