Monthly Archives: January 2022

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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Dr. King in Context, Part 1

In honor Martin Luther King Day one week from today, I’ll share various excerpts and quotes from his speeches and books. I’ll post once each day. My hope is that all who read will see Dr. King in context. Let’s … Continue reading

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“I said what I said”

Okay, he didn’t say that, but close to it. One of my heroes, Oscar Romero (August 15, 1917 – March 24, 1980), knew extraordinary political social upheaval. He experienced significant blowback due to the social implications of the gospel demanded … Continue reading

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