Yes, Go Set a Watchman has its problems; yes, it needed an editor. Yet one senses that this fiction has grown out of a life lived.
Other states have a history of violence, suspicion of government, and more Baptists than people. What makes Texas different? Robert Wuthnow says it’s oil.
On two occasions I decided to become Catholic. Both times I had to wait because I had been asked to preach or preside as a Methodist.
“I wanted to create a different kind of preacher—someone who would be in opposition to what would be normal in a small town like that.”