At the opening of the ceremony, the United States flag, and the Boy Scout flag, were brought into the sanctuary. Then, the pledge of allegiance was said. I couldn't help but think: What does this mean, theologically, that in the church we say a pledge to the flag. The denomination I service, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), has the unofficial motto: no creeds but Christ. Is saying the pledge of allegiance a creed or a confession? Is it appropriate to have the flag in the church? What is the relationship between the government and the church? How does this form our spirituality and the spirituality of our youth?