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Ode to Soup Beans and Corn Bread

What is it about Soup Beans? Most Appalachians can tell you what soup beans are:  dinner.  A lot of us have eaten them throughout our lives, as a staple of the mountaineer’s diet.  They’re cheap, you can leave them stewing … Continue reading

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Toward an Appalachian Christian Spirituality, part Two: The Land is God’s Gift

Appalachians know that God has blessed them.  Land is the gift.  This particular land.  A refuge from a wider, unfamiliar world.  Here geography is divided into hollows and hill tops.  Ridges and mountains define the boundary between earth and sky. … Continue reading

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