Rick Phillips has some very wise pastoral counsel for the church in a changed America — 

 

We must joyfully love our neighbors and serve our communities, including those who vigorously oppose us in the culture war.  It will serve little for Christians to argue a biblical morality if we are not willing to demonstrate biblical grace and truth in action.  By all means, there must be no violence, personal abuse, or vindictive spirit in the Christian defense of our national heritage.  Our calling as Christian Americans is to “overcome evil with good” (Rom. 12:21), even if our virtues are slanderously labeled as hate.

 

http://www.reformation21.org/blog/2013/07/fourth-of-july-reflections-on.php

 

Peter Leithart on the Supreme Court’s endorsement of gay marriage in the Windsor case — 

 

This will force a major adjustment in conservative Christian stance toward America. We’ve fooled ourselves for decades into believing that Christian America was derailed recently and by a small elite. It’s tough medicine to realize that principles inimical to traditional Christian morals are now deeply embedded in our laws, institutions and culture. The only America that actually exists is one in which “marriage” includes same-sex couples and women have a Constitutional right to kill their babies.

 

http://www.firstthings.com/blogs/leithart/2013/07/02/a-call-to-martyrdom/