History

No One Lives in Welty

Pastoral Prayer: Lord God Almighty, we are always looking to move up. We call them our forever homes as if we will live in them forever. Sure, we mean to say that we don’t plan to need another house, a bigger and nicer one. Until, of course, we see Continue reading

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Did the South Change the Good News? A Reprise for Super Tuesday

One of the most confounding statistics this nominating season, Evangelicals stumping, endorsing, and voting for Donald Trump. The reality continues to spawn debates over who qualifies as a true Evangelical.… Continue reading

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Whose History? Whose Independence? An Interview with Alan Cross

Healthy conversation and debate suffers from the 24/7 news cycle. The shooting of the Charleston 9 stirred deep conversations about the racial history in the United States. While the conversations and fallout continue, several SCOTUS decisions threaten(ed) to move the important discussions about racial issues to the back burner. … Continue reading

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Selma and the History Debate or, Life Is Rarely, If Ever, Univocal

When I told John he should go see Selma he followed his intentions to do so with, “What do you think about the controversy about misrepresenting President Lyndon B. Johnson in the film?”… Continue reading

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The Ahistorical Jesus or, How the CIA Gets a Christian Pass

Two young friends suffer church leaders/members who give allegiance to an ahistorical Jesus. I am guessing those whose Jesus takes this shape did not come to their position all by themselves. In fact, I am doubting they even know it.… Continue reading

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