Polk Culpepper, Author at Washington Daily News

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Christian Nationalism and Leviticus

There is a concerted nation-wide effort to elect candidates who identify themselves as Christian Nationalists. Among other things, Christian Nationalists believe that religious scripture like ... Read more

by Polk Culpepper, Friday, March 22, 2024 8:01 am


Neither Christian nor patriotic, just dangerous 

The Great Prophets of Israel understood their mission as warning their beloved nation of its fall into oblivion.  Micah was the first prophet to predict ... Read more

by Polk Culpepper, Wednesday, March 6, 2024 8:11 am

My Turn

Consider the children, how they die

While growing up in the 1950s, my mother and father insisted that my siblings and I attend Sunday School every Sunday.  While there, my classmates ... Read more

by Polk Culpepper, Wednesday, November 22, 2023 9:07 am


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

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