Going to Church with Jimmy Carter

For The New York Times, Margaret Renkl writes about attending former President Carter’s Sunday school class at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Georgia. Renkl writes, “President Carter is not a pacing, gesturing, booming-voiced orator, but he is a brilliant teacher — moving nimbly between his memories, his concerns for the world and what the Acts have to say about the right relationship of human beings to one another.” She adds, “Jimmy Carter still has faith in this country, and I hoped his Sunday school lesson might restore my faith, too.”

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