I will continually go back to “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” on this weekend. Every time I draw something new from his challenge to folks like me… white moderates. I hear his rebuke to me more clearly each time.
I will continually draw from Dr. King throughout the year. This is a lesson I’ve established in these past few years, especially since moving to Alabama. His works and books on his life’s work are ever in front of me.
Continue reading “Dr. King and our continual call”
If there is a way for you to obtain Fleming Rutledge’s book, Advent, I would highly recommend it. Her compilation of sermons and articles through her years of ministry are so rich. She pulls no punches on the power of Advent and the glory of the once and future coming of Jesus Christ.
Continue reading “Advent for the nonheroic”
Now if we are going to have this kind of massive action program
that is necessary to solve the problem, we’ve got to get rid of one or
two false notions that are disseminated around our nation, false ideas
and myths that are constantly circulated.
Continue reading “Dr. King — The time is always right to do right”
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.
Continue reading “The sermon Dr. King almost preached”
The week leading up to the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday is becoming increasingly important to me. (NOTE: Moving to Alabama has it’s jarring effects on just how deep the issue of racism still runs in our nation. Monday will be “Robert E. Lee Day” in Alabama and Mississippi.)
Continue reading “The complacency of the white church”
Today’s cultural environment has a call for “justice.” The danger is that in some segments, that call is also coupled with a “calling out” meant to shame a particular person and drive them from our visual existence. David Brooks has an excellent column HERE to dive into that segment.
Justice has to move past vengeance and anger. It has to move to deeper change.
Continue reading “True justice is not into shaming “the other side””