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My Favorite Animal

“Our teacher asked what my favorite animal was, and I said, “Fried chicken.” She said I wasn’t funny, but she couldn’t have been right, because everyone else laughed. My parents told me to always tell the truth. I did. Fried chicken is my favorite animal. I told my dad what happened, and he said my […]

Caviar of the South: Hot, Wet, Goobers

I love hot, boiled, green peanuts. Every time we visit the in-laws in Charleston, South Carolina, it’s high on the priority list of self-indulgence. It’s also a southern classic. If you think it sounds gross, well, remember the old saying, “Don’t knock it ‘till you’ve tried it.” Here’s a short film about boiled peanuts, honoring […]

April 06

Eating Biscuits ‘to the Glory of God’

So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. – I Corinthians 10:31 (NASB) This may be part rant, part exegesis. I’ve no idea at the moment. Frankly, I don’t have much time today to write, and yes, it’s bad practice, according to some, to post […]

Cut, Chop, Cook

Title says it all, doesn’t it?

Southern-Cured Country Ham

Some will tell you that the culture of the South is superior on many levels, and I would tend to agree. This short film by Joe York profiles Madisonville, Tennessee’s world-renowned bacon and country ham producer Allan Benton of Benton’s Smoky Mountain Country Hams. If this doesn’t give you a ‘hankerin’ for country ham and […]

John Piper’s ‘Bloodline’ Documentary on the ‘Racist South’

Well, it’s here. The full 20 minutes of Piper’s “Bloodline” documentary. It’s “his personal story of growing up in the racist South” at least that’s the description on Vimeo. On the DG site, the description says: “Crossway traveled with Pastor John to his hometown of Greenville, SC to revisit the world in which he grew […]

John Piper: Bloodlines

A trailer for the full 20 minute documentary where Pastor John describes his childhood in the South, and how the Gospel transformed his life.: No doubt, the South will be made to look evil. I hope not. Seriously, if John Piper had a problem growing up with racism, let’s spank his parents for being racists, […]

R.L. Dabney: A Defense of Virginia & The South

History revisionists have long insisted that the true cause of the War Between the States was the allegedly immoral system of Southern slavery. To the contrary, Dr. Dabney shows from Scripture that slavery, as practiced in the South, was not inherently wicked, as claimed by the Northern Abolitionists, but was recognized and regulated by God’s […]

Christianity, the South, and the Culture War

Steve Wilkins: Culture implies far more than common food, dress, or accent. The root of our English word "culture" is the Latin "cultus," which to the Romans signified worship of the divine. This reminds us of the foundation of culture which is so often forgotten in our day. As Russell Kirk has noted, "[C]ulture arises […]

Must-See Movies: The Conspirator

While an angry nation seeks vengeance, a young union war hero must defend a mother accused of aiding her son in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. Directed by Robert Redford, the film stars James McAvoy, Robin Wright, Kevin Kline, Evan Rachel Wood, and Tom Wilkinson.   As most readers of 5ptsalt are aware, I […]

Six Myths About Abraham Lincoln

There is a good reason why the Lincoln legend has taken on such mythical proportions: Much of what Americans think they know about Abraham Lincoln is in fact a myth. Let’s consider a few of the more prominent ones. Myth #1: Lincoln invaded the South to free the slaves. Ending slavery and racial injustice is […]

Slavery Myths

I was abruptly reminded this past week of the general ignorance of American history among our young people, specifically in regards to slavery in America and its relation to what those truly educated will correctly refer to as the “War of Northern Aggression.” The fact is, myths propagated by the public educational system still pervade […]

Deep South Humor

Because a little humor never hurt anyone… Alabama A group of Alabama friends went deer hunting and paired off in twos for the day.  That night, one of the hunters returned alone, staggering under the weight of an eight-point buck. “Where’s Henry?” the others asked. “Henry had a stroke o’ some kind.  He’s a couple […]

Bre’r Rabbit & the Tar Baby

A lesson in humility… Here’s part 2:

The Other Greatest Generation

Take note of the confederate soldiers at about the 1:25 mark. Please watch to the very end. HT: OldVirginiaBlog

The Making of An Apostate Is A Professing Christian

  Don Currin’s testimony:   Follow regular updates on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/JoelTaylor_

James White: Ergun Caner & The Great Evangelical Cover-Up

“A mountain of factual information has been produced demonstrating Ergun Caner has engaged in gross dishonesty in his self-promoting claims. Yet, now that he has “cover” from the likes of Norman Geisler, Caner is back to his old ways, mocking his critics and spinning a tale.” Related Posts: Ergun Caner Continues to Defend ‘Misstatements’, Denigrates […]

Independent? Of What?

Just a reminder to you as you celebrate this weekend our nation’s independence from the British: The independence you celebrate we lost in the War of Northern Aggression after President Lincoln raised an army and invaded our own country, to rape, plunder and pillage the farms, families and land of the South in order to […]

N.C. Pastor To Young Southern Baptists – “Don’t Leave The SBC Just Yet”

From the Christian Post: “As the Southern Baptist Convention prepares to embrace the Great Commission Resurgence this month, Pastor J. D. Greear wants fellow SBC members to know that the new movement is “something of God” and has nothing to do with saving the denomination. “I want to address those of you who, like me, […]

If We Work For God Our Work Shall Live

Let us bear in mind that the early progress of Christianity, that great and wonderful progress to which we still appeal as one of the proofs of its divine origin, was due mainly to the labours of obscure men, who have left no sermons, and not even a name to history, but whose work remains […]

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