Memoir

A Methodist Youth

Christian Faith & Formation in Rural Alabama by Maclin Horton

Casting about for a way to open this recollection of the church of my youth, I found myself reaching for the words that might be used by a wealthy or famous person giving tribute to his roots. Phrases such as "what (or who) I am today" and "my present position" rattled around in my mind. Since I'm neither wealthy nor famous, this struck me as strange until I realized that it must mean that I have, as the jargon goes, internalized the knowledge of my position as a possible heir to the kingdom. I do in fact feel that to have . . .

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