Humanities

A Few Radio Appearances

I did some longform radio appearances this spring. Here is an interview I did on Southern Wonder, a program on Charlotte Community Radio. I talked mostly about my research and writing. Here is my appearance on NPR’s On Point, discussing......

The Top Seven Fateful Passages in the New Testament (7) “Salvation only in Jesus”

The New Testament has been the most influential collection of documents in history. Taken by both commoners and those in power as the inspired and infallible  “Word of God,” and interpreted ofttimes outside its historical context, its fateful influence has often emerged from single passages with far-ranging consequences: And there is salvation in no one [...]...

The Top Seven Fateful Passages in the New Testament (6) “Look to the Things Unseen”

The New Testament has been the most influential collection of documents in history. Taken by both commoners and those in power as the inspired and infallible  “Word of God,” and interpreted ofttimes outside its historical context, its fateful influence has often emerged from single passages with far-ranging consequences: We look not to the things that [...]...

The Top Seven Fateful Passages in the New Testament (4) “Slaves, Obey your Masters in Everything”

The New Testament has been the most influential collection of documents in history. Taken by both commoners and those in power as the inspired and infallible  “Word of God,” and interpreted ofttimes outside its historical context, its fateful influence has often emerged from single passages with far-ranging consequences: Slaves, obey in everything those who are [...]...

Protocols–A post on pedagogy

Most of my posts are about research, but this is a post about pedagogy. This semester in my Theories of Sound & Music course, I tried out a kind of assignment that I was assigned as an undergraduate and graduate......

So long, Pop South

All good things must come to an end.  In case you hadn’t noticed, I have retired from writing entries for Pop South.  Over the course of five years, I wrote more than 110 entries and, frankly, could do this full time.  But I teach, and have been writing another book, and now must support it.  I’m also writing on different topics over on my author blog.  Join me there, if you wish.  I plan to maintain this site for the foreseeable future, so that students and others...

Monday Missive – May 22, 2017

Award-Winning Educators — Our English Department has a long and distinguished history of preparing future public school teachers and administrators.  Once such former student is Tisha Greene, who received both her BA in English and her MA in English Education from our department.   She is currently the principal of  the Oakhurst STEAM Academy, and she has just received the 2017 Outstanding Administrator Award from the North Carolina Science, Mathematics, and...

The Top Seven Fateful Passages in the New Testament (5) “Rulers Are God’s Servants”

The New Testament has been the most influential collection of documents in history. Taken by both commoners and those in power as the inspired and infallible  “Word of God,” and interpreted ofttimes outside its historical context, its fateful influence has often emerged from single passages with far-ranging consequences:   Let every person be subject to [...]...

The Top Seven Fateful Passages in the New Testament (3) “Let the Women Keep Silent”

The New Testament has been the most influential collection of documents in history. Taken by both commoners and those in power as the inspired and infallible  “Word of God,” and interpreted ofttimes outside its historical context, its fateful influence has often emerged from single passages with far-ranging consequences: The women should keep silent in the [...]...

Monday Missive – May 15, 2017

Margaret Farrer

Playing with Words — My wife, Nancy, always starts her day by working the New York Times crossword puzzle in ink.  A few days ago, she mentioned to me that President Bill Clinton created that day’s puzzle.  I asked her if there was any particular reason that the New York Times published a puzzle by President Clinton, and she informed me that it was part of the paper’s celebration of the 75th anniversary of featuring crosswords.

Nancy is much...

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