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Born May 18, 1953; got saved at Truett Memorial BC in Hayesville, NC 1959. On rigged ballot which I did not rig got Most Intellectual class of 71, Gaffney High School. Furman Grad, Sociology major but it was little tougher than Auburn football players had Had three dates with beautiful women the summer of 1978. Did not marry any of em. Never married anybody cause what was available was undesirable and what was desirable was unaffordable. Unlucky in love as they say and even still it is sometimes heartbreaking. Had a Pakistani Jr. Davis Cupper on the Ropes the summer of 84, City Courts, Rome Georgia I've a baby sitter, watched peoples homes while they were away on Vacation. Freelance writer, local consultant, screenwriter, and the best damn substitute teacher of Floyd County Georgia in mid 80's according to an anonymous kid passed me on main street a few years later when I went back to get a sandwich at Schroeders. Had some good moments in Collinsville as well. Ask Casey Mattox at www.clsnet.org if he will be honest about it. I try my best to make it to Bridges BBQ in Shelby NC at least four times a year.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

America and the True Religion

Diane Rehm show of Weds June 29 was stellar, a three person panel on Marilyn Robinson's Gilead. The evening before I attended an Immigration panel discussion at Highlands UMC in Bham and was considering the True Religion in the context of Mark Noll's June 6 New Republic Review of Dochuk's From Bible Belt to Sunbelt; and Dan Williams God's Own Party.
If you take Jesus and America serious you will search out the Noll Review.
In the discussion on NPR the pastor of the 19th Street Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. and a Right Reverend of the National Cathedral discussed the Civil War, Pentecost, an Abolitionist with One Eye, and a prodigal son who fathered a Mixxed race child before the Civil Rights movement.
Every human being is an aesthetic unto himself and his own civilization, and when embers catch fame, there is the Kingdom of God; but who has the courage to see it.
Read the book. Listen to the easily googled discussion at Diane Rehm show. Listen to Weds week ago when I called in on Clarence Darrow.

Copy and paste:

http://thedianerehmshow.org/shows/2011-06-29/readers-review-gilead-marilynne-robinson/transcript

My nephew Andrew sang at the University Baptist Church near UVA yesterday. I txted my sister to take him to meet Bonhoeffer Biographer and my friend Charles Marsh; and to get a picture of themselves on the John Grisham pew at UBC. They visited Monticello today.
Momma never made it to Maine. But I think she woulda been proud of her patriot children; Jim Willie, Katie and Chad included. She was born on July 6, 1923
God Bless America.
P.S Where I bought gas today a young woman said True Religion Jeans will cost you about 253 bucks but she can ebay you a pair for around 60.

1 Comments:

Anonymous David Shi said...

I think I have set this up so that if you click on David's name it will direct you to his stellar column on an aspect of America's founding.
The former President of Furman does a grand job here and I am humbled to share a degree with him and Marshall Frady.
Shi does a great John Wayne imitation, but has not shared which version of True Grit he favors.
If this posting trick doesn't work, cut and paste:

http://www.ajc.com/opinion/a-war-of-independence-995679.html

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