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Signposts in a Strange Land

February 7, 2011

Russell Moore has a weekend series going on at his blog called “The Cross and the Jukebox” where he dissects some of his favorite songs and what they tell us about humanity and the Gospel.  This weekend, he looked at “Good Ole Boys Like Me” by Don Williams, and in doing so, referenced Percy Walker’s monumental work, Signposts in a Strange Land.  Moore says, in part:

Percy noted how “curiously foreign” the Decalogue, the Sermon on the Mount, the doctrine of the Body of Christ sound to the southern culture he knew.

“The South’s virtues were the broadsword virtues of the clan as were her vices, too—the hubris of noblesse gone arrogant,” Percy wrote. “The Southern gentleman did live in a Christian edifice, but he lived there in the strange fashion Chesterton spoke of, that of a man who will neither go inside nor put it entirely behind him but stands forever grumbling on the porch.”

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