Between that racially appalling world and this racially imperfect one strode Martin Luther King. He was a rod in the hand of God.
King's dream was to live in harmony with the moral law as God established it. So this Martin Luther King Day, reflect on that dream — for it is worthy of our aspirations, our hard work, and the same commitment Dr. King showed.
Several years ago, the earliest recorded sermon of Dr. King was discovered. At the time he delivered it, Feb. 28, 1954, he was still a seminary student. The site was the Second Baptist Church of Detroit. He titled it "Rediscovering Lost Values."
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- January 20, 2013 |
Celebrating Dr. King's birthday has been different for one author, after knowing young Roy: a boy who succumbed to gang culture
- January 18, 2013 |
I can honestly say that I grew up fairly colorblind. It began with the great love of my childhood, Catherine...
- January 16, 2012 |
To the churches, especially the churches of the South, Martin Luther King's and the civil rights pioneers' message was, You have to choose: be a Christian or be a white supremacist; you can't be both.
- January 13, 2012 |
King's argument was based on the worth of a human being bestowed by God regardless of what other humans might have to say. Would such a worldview get a hearing today?
- January 12, 2012 |
While a racist uses distinctions between people to hurt, a gracist uses them to heal.
Enslaved blacks in the old South would look forward to heavenly bliss as compensation and divine retribution for their suffering.
What better way to honor Martin Luther King than to celebrate our religious freedom?
Would the Baptist minister, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., be pleased with his memorial? I doubt it, because they left God out.
Behind the mighty civil rights icon was a strong prayer life, both publicly and privately.
- January 10, 2012 |
Three helpful, socially relevant exhortations to Christians.
Martin Luther King and most of the other great black leaders were cut from a different cloth, one that recognized the biblical doctrine of human depravity as a great antidote to racism, since it makes it harder for us to view others humans—whatever race—as less advantaged before God.
How did Christians on both side of the Mason-Dixon Line view slavery? The answers may surprise you.
Sometimes we Christians we don't see sin right in front of our faces -- that's where the arts can help us.