Much of the language of the presidential debates with regard to foreign policy has been explicitly centered around a “City on a Hill” conception of our country. Watch this video to hear Miroslav Volf’s reflections on America and how this mentality may have come to be.
What is it about America, its founding ideas and its current existence that we can appreciate and enjoy? As humans, what is our role in our pursuit of goodness, truth, and justice? What are we to do when our nation’s ideologies do not match up with our own? What is the benefit of a “city on a hill” mentality? Can that go awry? Has it?