Independence Day is this weekend, and this year’s patriotic holiday is unique: for the first time in eleven years, the 4th of July will fall on a Sunday.
Southern Baptists will choose to gather on this Lord’s Day in different ways. Some will hold festive patriotic celebrations, but others will opt for more typical worship gatherings. Most will find middle ground somewhere between these two poles.
My aim here isn’t to endorse one approach over another. But I do wonder: Are there any points on which Southern Baptists can all agree when I comes to our 4th of July worship gatherings?
I certainly can’t speak on behalf of Southern Baptists, but here are some ideas that occurred to me as I pondered this question.