“When the church is the blind, uncritical endorser or ‘spiritual’ chaplain of whatever a nation decides to do, it has largely renounced its vocation as the body of Christ. It is neither the salt of the earth not a light to the nations. And it has traded its commitment to the witness of a publicly executed Jewish revolutionary for one more constellation of idols.”
David Dark, The Possibility of America: How the Gospel Cann Mend our God-Blessed, God-Forsaken Land. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2019, pages 17-18.