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Silver lining on the silver spoon Jacob’s brothers meant him ill when they sold him into bondage. God meant it for good, said the former slave. Let me offer a similar sentiment about the recent events in Thomas Jefferson’s former hometown, Charlottesville, Virginia. There has been a great revival among Christians to disavow themselves of anything […]

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Treasure of Counterfeit Virtue 

Clyde Wilsons Idea  Clyde Wilson, historian and Professor at the University of South Carolina, has said the folks who point to slavery as the primary cause of the War for Southern Independence are building for themselves a “treasure of counterfeit virtue”. The idea is that these folks avoid any culpability for their Northern American icons […]

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Apologetics Must Interrupt Small Church Complacency

The more I consider how important it is that my small, local church engage our community in a meaningful way, the more daunting the task becomes. The closer I get to moving our adult apologetics class toward real conversations with real people who have real questions, the more I sense anxiety building. The more I […]

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Defending Christ in a Small Church

Defending Christ in a small church has its difficulties. It is a unique challenge to those who want to see the Church become faithful to her calling to give a reasonable defense for our hope in Christ. There are reasons to be concerned about this problem. One of which is the predominance of small churches. […]

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Some Southerners Misappropriate Ancestry

Some Southern people misappropriate ancestry. Many modern Southerners disregard their ancestors. I hit on that nail in my last post. Either they neglect to think about them or they willfully forget them. Some Southern people misappropriate ancestry. But how? 1) Neglect Family has suffered at the hand of modernity. Our communities used to be agricultural. […]