Martin Luther Jr. King
Martin Luther King Jr. brought biblical themes of justice and prophetic passion to the campaign for black civil rights. Many of his most famous speeches drew both their biblical allusions and sermonic cadences from his background as a Baptist minister. Evangelicals today look to King’s role in the civil rights movement as an exemplary illustration of how to blend religious witness and political activism in support of the common good, often using King’s example to rebut secularist claims that religion and politics should never be mixed.
Catching Up with a Dream
Evangelicals and race 30 years after the death of Martin Luther King, Jr.
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- MLK’s Epistle to the White Church Still PreachesOn the 60th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail, Christians are reminded of how much further we must go.Michelle Ferrigno Warren|
- Martin Luther King Jr. Looks to God in New StatueSupporters pray new monument depicting the civil rights leader as a preacher will be part of a bigger revival for peace and unity.Kate Shellnutt|
- The Image of God in ‘Invisible Man’Ralph Ellison’s novel depicts the quest for personal dignity in a society determined to deny it.Claude Atcho|
- Some American Protestants Aren’t Letting Go of RevolutionAs partisan fighting turns into physical attacks against public figures, evangelicals lack consensus on when political violence is justified.Emily Belz|
- When Churches Put Love at the CenterHow "beloved community" helps us envision tangible ways to embody kingdom values.Kimberly Deckel|
- The River of Justice Flows DownhillWe can make modest progress through human effort, but only God can deliver true equity.Sandra McCracken|
- It’s Not Enough to Preach Racial Justice. We Need to Champion Policy Change.The legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. reminds us to push past tweetable quotes and ‘big talk’ to practice true Christlike love.Esau McCaulley|
- Atlanta Beyond MLK: How Black Christians Continue a Civil Rights LegacyGenerations take up the gospel work of becoming a beloved community.Cameron Friend|
- When What Is Lawful Is LethalStructural sin may be legal, but that doesn’t make it right.Dominique Gilliard|
- Quick To ListenEpisode 223|52minWhen John MacArthur Reopens His Church Despite COVID-19 OrdersCivil disobedience, conscientious objection, and what to make of believers defying the government.Morgan Lee|