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Empathy vs Truth

What’s true? Does it matter? What about love? As a Christian, which should be my greatest concern? Do I have to walk a mile in my neighbor’s shoes before I can tell them they’re a mile off? For folks interested in apologetics, the question can become one of empathy vs truth, where my loyalty lies. […]

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“Root Hog or Die”, an un-Southern “Conservatism”

In conversations with my Southern friends, our political affections often dissolve into a conversation about our current welfare state. In the United States, taking care of the poor is a problem that has had a slowing effect on our already slowing economic growth. We are not the economic empire we once were, and most people […]

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Welcome to the Conversation, Christian

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 […]