Dr. King and our continual call

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.

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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.

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The complacency of the white church

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.)

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True justice is not into shaming “the other side”

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.

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