Category Archives: Opinion

Can We All Just Get Along?  A Consideration of Race and Human Relations from an Appalchian Perspective

I was once accused by a supervisor of “having a thing for black people.” Apparently, in his mind, that was a sin, and I was guilty since I was attending seminary at Duke and thought his racist remarks were out … Continue reading

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How Many Commandments Can You Break?

This week a congressman (newly-elected one at that) resigned in disgrace because he got caught sending pictures of his naked torso to some floozy on Craig’s List.  It brought back memories of seeing President Obama frolicking at the beach shortly … Continue reading

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My Appalachia (ap-uh-`latch-uh)

I just got back from a meeting of a group I was asked to join.  It is a church group that is supposed to function as a network of ministries serving the Appalachian region.  I found it entertaining and troubling … Continue reading

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