Category Archives: Remember

The Modern Woman

Bob Jones, Sr. preached the following sermon, The Modern Woman, all over the country in the 1910s and 20s. The potential for scholarly criticism in this text is significant, and I offer it in its entirety for reading in this post and for downloading the text here.  Its earliest use on record is in San Antonio, Texas […]

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On Friday He told me to watch and pray

I did not publicly announce my pause aside from a couple of coded retweets about Lent. Commenting at all would be a comment, and I promised to refrain from publicly commenting while I was in NGU’s employ. I interpreted Pannell’s pause as broadly as possible. The spirit of the rule was that NGU doesn’t comment […]

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On Thursday He gave me a little more grace

There are some useful quotations from the March 4 meeting that show the working (albeit tense) relationship between fundamentalism and conservative evangelicalism in the Red-State South. As a text, I believe they offer insight for scholars evaluating the state of Southern conservative religion in higher education in the Deep South. This is my stated research topic […]

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On Wednesday He told me to have a little more faith

I left the meeting with Hagin and immediately emailed NGU Vice President for Academic Affairs Randall Pannell and requested a meeting: I would like to schedule a meeting to discuss Bob Jones University’s contact with you regarding my employment here. When is the soonest we can meet? We both agreed upon March 4 at 1:30. I […]

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Tuesday peace came from above

My testimony was the only document I prepared that was read, delivered, and tested in the March 2013 interview process for teaching as an adjunct professor in Mass Communication at North Greenville University. While my more Presbyterian covenantal vocabulary was met with skepticism, my Baptist-ese was proven sufficient for the 6-hours a semester. “Well, you go to […]

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On Monday He gave me the gift of love

My Testimony My parents were saved when I was just nine months old, so I essentially grew up in a Christian home. My mom was raised nominally Catholic, and my dad was raised Jehovah’s Witness. So when my brother Steve came home from the local Baptist church’s Vacation Bible School saying that he had “asked […]

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“Brothers will turn against their own brothers and hand them over unto death.”

Brother will deliver brother over to death, and the father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death. Matthew 10:21 Update: We are offering an audio recording of Miss Daisy telling us her story prior to our transcription: Daisy Lee Archibald tells us about two brothers, Jacob and Esau. […]

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How Charm Makes Plans

Charm is a way of getting the answer yes without asking a clear question. Albert Camus Come down over here and sit next to me. I’ve got a story I need to get off my chest. Right there. That’ll do. Is this fan botherin’ you? . . . Oh dear me, this Indian Summer is […]

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Totally Looks Like

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Back in that previous life, my husband and I traveled out West with Dr. Bob and Mrs. Bob one August in 1995 (give or take). It was a ten day trip, using one of “the University’s” jets, with two pilots, two accompanists, and Grant and me — the singers. We were the Poster Couple back […]

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“Is Segregation Scriptural?” by Bob Jones Sr, 1960

This is the sermon that Bob Jones University doesn’t want you to see, that’s not available in any library anywhere, and yet that was the official and widely-publicized “position paper” on race for Bob Jones University from 1960 until at least 1986. They sent it out in pamphlet form to their constituency to defend their […]

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