Does God Bless America (Only)? - Matt Skinner
Podcast discussion with Eric Barreto, Cameron Howard, and Matt Skinner. Article written by Matt Skinner.
It’s fine for Americans to express pride in America, to pray for America, and -- especially -- to work to make it a better, more just society. But no one should presume that God holds America in special regard, or that God plays favorites when it comes to the nations of the world.
Wherever they come from, assumptions about America enjoying a privileged place in God’s purposes have embedded themselves throughout American culture. Many Puritan pilgrims imagined themselves as reliving ancient Israel’s experience, led by God from oppression to settle a new land brimming with