The sermon Dr. King almost preached

I dream the impossible. There is an eternal hope in me that one day a “teaser” could be left and readers would actually go scramble to understand the “rest of the story.” I can’t resist that temptation today. This is a teaser in the desperate hope you will be so angered or frustrated with the following “cliffhanger” you’ll actually go read more.

“Before Dr. King was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1968, he called Ebenezer Baptist Church, where he served as an associate minister, and provided a title for his sermon the next Sunday — a sermon he would never get to preach though he had been working toward it on the road for several weeks. King gave as his text the story of Lazarus and the rich man from Luke’s Gospel. His title: “Why America May Go to Hell” — Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, Reconstructing the Gospel: Finding Freedom from the Slaveholder Religion

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