Martin Luther King on being a transformed nonconformist

“Be not conformed to this world, but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind.” | Romans 12.2 “‘Do not conform’ is difficult advice in a generation when crowd pressures have unconsciously conditioned our minds and feet to move to the rhythmic drumbeat of the status quo.  Many voices and forces urge us to […]

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Remembering King Nonviolently

“‘You have heard that it was said, “An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.”  But I say to you, Do not resist an evildoer. But if anyone strikes you on the right cheek, turn the other also. …” ~ Jesus Christ, Matthew 5.38-39, NRSV Today, persons across our nation and around […]

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King on the early Church

“The early Christians rejoiced when they were deemed worthy to suffer for what they believed. In those days, the Church was not merely a thermometer that recorded the ideas and principles of popular opinion; it was a thermostat that transformed the mores of society.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr., “Letter from Birmingham Jail” Additional Resource […]

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The End of Life

“I still believe that standing up for the truth of God is the greatest thing in the world. This is the end of life.” ~ Rev. Martin Luther, King, Jr., “The Most Durable Power”, November 6, 1956 Additional Resource Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Sermon excerpt: “The Most Durable Power”, Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, November 6, […]

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