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?
I'm not sure about the answers to these questions. But, I feel convinced that I will likely face such questions again. What do you think? I look forward to reading your responses.