Polk Culpepper, Author at Washington Daily News


Whom Will You Serve?

Having been baptized as an infant in 1948, I’ve been a Christian longer than I can remember. At least, in name. (Getting baptized was my ... Read more

by Polk Culpepper, Wednesday, November 9, 2022 5:01 pm


America’s vaccine distribution system is unjust

Recently, on a cold, wet morning in early February, my wife and I tried to reserve a day and time to receive the COVID vaccine ... Read more

by Polk Culpepper, Monday, February 15, 2021 6:50 pm


Maybe it’s me rather than the tradition

I’m done with New Year’s resolutions. After six decades of making and breaking commitments to myself, I’m finally ready to admit that goals quickly chosen ... Read more

by Polk Culpepper, Friday, January 8, 2021 6:03 pm


The war on Christmas, then and now

In 2004, former conservative TV commentator Bill O’Reilly announced that his archenemy, the political left, was waging a war against Christmas by encouraging shoppers to ... Read more

by Polk Culpepper, Monday, December 14, 2020 2:11 pm


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

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