Bridges

Today, persons will remember the historic march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge that occurred fifty years ago on Sunday, March 7, 1965. Already a movie, Selma will be a buzzword and a hash tag.  It will be a trending topic today and perhaps for a couple more after that. We will wear t- shirts and […]

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The Reconciled Church

“Healing the racial divide in the nation will take the Church’s leadership,” says Bishops Harry Jackson and T.D. Jakes who are the leaders of a new attempt to position the church as a source of healing and reconciliation in matters of race.  Their website features a letter to President Barack Obama, “Practical Steps Toward Racial […]

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“How long? Not Long!”

“How long will we waver between two opinions?” ~ First Kings 18.21 Delivered on the steps of Montgomery, Alabama’s State Capitol, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered this speech after a successful march from Selma to Montgomery on March 25, 1965.  I was reminded of his words after hearing someone say, “We’ve come […]

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The view from the mountaintop

The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave the most memorable speech of the 20th century.  His “I have a dream” speech is ranked number one on most lists and in the minds of many Americans.  No one has said anything to surpass it.  No one has dreamed bigger.  In fact, we have yet to […]

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Getting to the mountaintop

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” ~ The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The parades are over, our community service hours completed.  It is another […]

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