At Design Observer, William Drenttel offers up a post and slide show on religious signage in the American South. He ponders whether the usually nondescript signs in front of churches that contain a Bible verse and the name of the church and/or pastor are at all reflective of a cultural difference between New England, where he is from and currently lives, and the South in how religion is expressed.
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The Oxford American, the “Southern magazine of good writing,” has released its 11th annual music issue, “True Soul & Other True Sounds.” The Jubilee Humming Birds are among the gospel acts profiled in this issue. Reflecting on the Birds’ recording of “Will the Lord Be with Me,” journalist Warwick Sabin writes: “The South may be the ultimate Old Testament playground, where everyone is in awe of a God who is capricious, unpredictable, generous, and cruel. Majestic and subtle physical beauty is everywhere, from the coastlines to the mountains to the Delta plains. Amid these gorgeous surroundings are poverty and deprivation, racial and religious conflict, and other manifestations of man’s sinful nature [...].”