The Duality of the Southern Thing

Michael Carter, speaker. Synopsis: The "duality of the Southern thing" is a line from a song written and performed by the Drive By Truckers. This is not an apologist statement for Southern history, though it is an exploration of the broader themes that emerge when taking an honest look at what it means to be born and raised below the Mason Dixon line. This specific case will be a foundation for exploring the more general topic of how the inherent opposites of our lives imbedded in our personalities, culture and sense of place are inextricably connected. Without one, the other cannot exist, which is why we must embrace all our frailties and strengths not with judgment but compassion. Lao Tau said, "He who controls others may be powerful, but he who mastered himself is mightier still." Believe it or not, the DBTs and Lao Tau have more in common than you may think.

Services at 9:30 and 11:00. Coffee and socializing between the services at 10:30am.