Refusing to Stand: Can America's Civil Religion Tolerate Dissent? -- Sightings (John Stackhouse)
Colin Kaepernick has caused quite a stir -- not for his prowess on the football field -- but for his refusal to stand during the National Anthem. While he has his reasons, many believe that since he's paid to entertain, then he should stand and stop talking about politics. John Stackhouse, a Canadian evangelical historian and theologian, offers his take on the mixture of civil religion and athletics, inviting us to consider whether this is a good mixture. I want to note that Stackhouse is Canadian, as it is often good to get an outside viewpoint! Take a read and offer your thoughts.