Everything was just fine.

Eighty-two years ago in a tiny coastal town in Florida — while the DOW reached its lowest point and the Lindbergh baby dominated the headlines and national unemployment surged to 33% — small town Florida life was just fine. Or at least that’s what they insisted. St. Andrews Bay itself was working hard to stir up optimism […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

On Wednesday He told me to have a little more faith

27 August 2015 Update: For a statement on the latest information regarding Jimmy Epting, please click here.  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 […]

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 […]

“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. […]