When a man in Lompoc, Calif. complained about a “God Bless America” poster in the post office, he incurred the wrath of many Christians. Scenarios like this one seem to be playing out over and over again, all across America, fueling the fires of reactionary emotion and obliterating any chance for civilized discourse.

In his regular column for the Lompoc Record, Disciples pastor Bob Cornwall steps in and calls a time out to ask, what exactly are we doing when we ask God’s blessing on America? And if we are blessed, what is required of us, as Christians?

Read it here.