“... the religion of the South might be compared poetically to a hybrid perennial, upon which both hardy and delicate branches have been grafted. It was rooted originally in a rich soil within a climate considered to be favorable. That climate has since been discovered to be subject to violent storms.... After each storm or devastating flood, efforts to reassemble, rebuild and relate the life support structures and systems have begun again.” 8
Groundbreaking, St. Philip’s Church, Jackson, MS, 1970. Allin’s upbringing and long career in the South gave him a special perspective on southern culture. Read his 1979 address, Religion in the South.