Zephram Foster is a writer, musician, and songwriter from Tahlequah, Oklahoma. He works in higher education, and in youth ministry in a Reformed Baptist Church. He has been published at American Reformer, Ad Fontes, and the Theopolis Institute, and his various outlets can be found at www.zeffoster.com.
What I failed to realize was that the conservatism I was shifting away from was not a historical conservatism at all—rather, it was a distinctly 2000s neoconservatism that I had assumed was the only flavor.
Unlike many I grew up with, I’m proud to be an Oklahoman. I’m proud to have a family heritage that is tied to a place and has roots in a community. I’m proud of a community, however flawed, that has an identity and a passion for keeping itself as honest and pure as possible.