The president often ends speeches by saying, “May God Bless America and may God protect our troops.” Following Memorial Day Weekend we will reflect on the common practice of merging religion with militarism and nationalism. People who believe in God are often on both sides of a conflict. So whose side is God on? What is the relationship of people of faith to the military? This Sunday we will reflect on the very thin line between reverence and respect, blind loyalty and courageous patriotism.