You’ve Got to Stand for Something

Acorns and nuts A preacher would often quote a portion of 1 Corinthians 16:13 at his convenience. “Quit ye like men”, he would say, especially when he was coercing, threatening, or otherwise manipulating someone in the audience. His bloviating wasn’t usually successful considering its less than manly mouthpiece. But, as …

“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 …

The Bible is Not a Magic Book

If you’re like me, you were raised with a great deal of respect for the Bible. In fact, many times this respect was misappropriated. I knew that the Bible was God’s Word and that it was powerful and alive. It was efficacious, to use a theological term. It didn’t return …