That Time When a Preacher Pushed to Keep Slave Families Together and for the Continuation of Slavery…in the Same Sermon

Christians are certainly right to criticize Attorney General Jeff Sessions for citing Romans 13 as a reason to support the separation of children from their parents under a draconian immigration policy at the border. Studying history, however, makes one aware how of how inconsistent religious people can be when it comes to justice. Christians of … Continue reading That Time When a Preacher Pushed to Keep Slave Families Together and for the Continuation of Slavery…in the Same Sermon

“So This Is America.”: My Visit to the Jefferson Davis Presidential Library

Last weekend I visited the Jefferson Davis Presidential Library and Museum in Biloxi, Mississippi. Why? Because I'm a budding historian and I'm crazy. The visit was unplanned. I didn't even know the museum existed. My family and I were on the Gulf coast for a long weekend when my wife, who knows my interest in … Continue reading “So This Is America.”: My Visit to the Jefferson Davis Presidential Library

“Celebrating” Confederate Heritage Month

Seven states have designated April, the month when the Civil War both began and ended, as Confederate Heritage Month. The official proclamation, signed by the governor of my own adopted home of Mississippi says, "it is important for all Americans to reflect on our nation's past...and earnestly strive to understand and appreciate our heritage and our opportunities … Continue reading “Celebrating” Confederate Heritage Month