Changing My Life

Two nights ago, Will D. Campbell, author, pastor, civil rights activist and general rabble-rouser, passed away. I became acquainted with Brother Will through Hugh Hollowell, who credits Campbell’s work as the reason he became a pastor running a ministry serving an at-risk population. Both Hugh and another friend, Lia Scholl (the one and only @roguereverend) […]

The Tragedy of The Redneck Pt II

Yesterday, I began this three-part series here. It’s based on a quote from Baptist pastor, author and social activist Will D. Campbell, who said “The tragedy of the redneck is that he chose the wrong enemy.”  I will say up front there is some hard language on race here. If you get offended, don’t say I didn’t warn […]

The Tragedy of the Redneck Pt I

Will D. Campbell once said “ The tragedy of the redneck is that he chose the wrong enemy.” A good explanation of that line comes from his book “Brother to a Dragonfly”. In speaking about a conversion moment he had after realizing his social liberal creed was no different from the fundamentalist creed of his youth, […]