Category Archives: Remember

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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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Once Upon a Time: a Tale of Rags to Riches

Daisy Lee

Once upon a time . . . there was a trucking company. Let’s call it Blue Transport.
Now, the hero of our story is Clyde Poser Blue who started Blue Transport in that golden jewel of the New South, Georgia, in between the wars. He would tell his protegés some time later that he had no [...]

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Just the facts, Ma’am.

Captain Hook

In 2009, I presented my rhetorical analysis of the Bob Jones University’s response to Please Reconcile, an alumni effort urging BJU to apologize for its past racist policies. I theorized that BJU’s “Statement on Race” parallels a Lost Cause apologia – a romance caught at a potentially tragic crisis point. For BJU, like all patricians in [...]

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Spiritual Probation — A Novel

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To forget whatever was necessary to forget, then to draw it back into memory again at the moment when it was needed, and then promptly to forget it again, and above all, to apply the same process to the process itself—that was the ultimate subtlety: consciously to induce unconsciousness, and then, once again, to become [...]

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We’ve been dating for twenty-five years!


Twenty-five-and-a-half years ago I was sitting in my Honors English Tutorial class taught by Betty Solomon. I sat in the front because my dad told me to do that so that I could pay attention better. Dad was always right about such things. In February or there abouts, she congratulated another student for making it [...]

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Learn more at Warsaw Uprising 1944.

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Ebenezer — The Quinquennial Anniversary


Five years. It’s been five years since we gathered up what little pieces of soul we had left, stitched them together, and said, “No more.” We went from “lifers” to live-rs. And so to celebrate and remember, five songs. A little blog musical.
First, remembering the Gospel of Fundamentalism:

Our exit:

The real Gospel of Jesus Christ:

More truth [...]

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“It’s not me, it’s her, isn’t it?”

When a friend passed along the latest kerfuffle within the evangelical blogosphere last night, I had no words. Well, now I’ve found a couple.
Under the auspices of the Gospel Coalition, Jared C. Wilson started this latest reverse-SAD-motivated ruckus here and here (Edited to add: Both links been removed but are available here and here.). Others have confronted the [...]

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“Clothes Worth Bragging About”


Be faithful in praying for your pastors. I’ve been a way a great deal this fall in church, after church, after church literally from coast to coast. An impression has accumulated on me in the process that is: that faithful, Bible-preaching men of God have never been under such assault, satanic assault, as they are [...]

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