Monthly Archives: January 2022

Dr. King in Context, Part 6

Dr. King was most certainly a man who was “blues in the life of the mind and jazz in the ways of the world.” On Dr. King’s birthday I’ll share this lesser known text from a lesser known essay. It’s … Continue reading

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Dr. King in Context, Part 5

During the protests of last summer many who opposed them quoted Dr. King, especially if protests turned riotous. Dr. King was often taken to task when riots happened. He speaks to them in several speeches. I’ll offer something different today … Continue reading

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Dr. King in Context, Part 4

Prophetic speech is political speech, just not in the way we think. The same Dr. King that said: “Ultimately a genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus, but a moulder of consensus.” Where Do We Go From Here? (1968) … Continue reading

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Dr. King in Context, Part 3

It has become important to me that I not allow myself to package Dr. King’s legacy in a handful of quotes. It’s too easy to make him palatable and dishonor the struggle.  In the biblical tradition, Yahweh wanted his people … Continue reading

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Dr. King in Context, Part 2

Dr. King was considered a threat to political power. A poll was conducted and he was marked as the most hated man in America. When read in context it isn’t hard to imagine why. Dr. King’s Christian faith led to … Continue reading

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