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Polk Culpepper, Author at Washington Daily News


Thanksgiving and Christian unity

Many of those who boarded the Mayflower in 1620 en route to the East Coast of North America were dissenters from the Church of England. ... Read more

by Polk Culpepper, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 12:44 pm


A necessity to preserve a nation

We are living in perilous times. Families, churches and neighborhoods are under assault. And not just by a deadly pandemic. America is divided by political ... Read more

by Polk Culpepper, Friday, October 23, 2020 7:11 pm


Enjoying the fruits of our labor on Labor Day

Most historians peg the beginning of modern global capitalism to 17th-century England. Cotton manufacturers in England’s great mills needed capital (in the form of money) ... Read more

by Polk Culpepper, Sunday, September 6, 2020 7:30 am

Community Columns

To mask or not to mask? — that is the question

At my age (72), the memory begins to wane a bit. For example, I sometimes forget to put a face mask on before entering a ... Read more

by Polk Culpepper, Sunday, July 19, 2020 9:00 am

Community Columns

Racism: Its foundations may not be what you think they are

I recently received an email from the son of a Greenville friend who lives in Florida. The son was moved by the murder of George ... Read more

by Polk Culpepper, Saturday, June 27, 2020 8:30 am

Beaufort County

Four chaplains and patriotism

Every Memorial Day we honor those who fought in foreign wars by remembering the sacrifices they made for the nation. One of the most memorable ... Read more

by Polk Culpepper, Monday, May 25, 2020 7:57 am

Community Columns

Mystery in the time of coronavirus

Pandemics like the coronavirus are unimpressed with individual spiritual resumes or national claims to superior religiosity. Pandemics are viruses without consciences, unflinchingly cruel to all, ... Read more

by Polk Culpepper, Friday, April 3, 2020 7:43 pm

Community Columns

The secret network that threatens democracy

In 1980, a 39-year-old firebrand Southern Baptist TV evangelist named James Robison called together a group of conservative pastors based in Dallas. Robison had earlier ... Read more

by Polk Culpepper, Friday, February 7, 2020 6:45 pm

Community Columns

An open letter to the state legislators of the great state of North Carolina

Dear Honorables, I’m sure you get hundreds of requests from individuals and groups urging you to vote in favor of or against certain pieces of ... Read more

by Polk Culpepper, Friday, December 13, 2019 7:19 pm

Community Columns

Move along, no saints here

I know lots of people I would consider worthy of sainthood. Good, basic, down-to-earth folks who treat others with kindness and respect and usually put ... Read more

by Polk Culpepper, Thursday, October 31, 2019 5:48 pm

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