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A Reflection on a Sermon of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Refuting Atheistic Materialism

January 20, 2019 3 Comments
A Reflection on a Sermon of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Refuting Atheistic Materialism

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose birthday we commemorate on Monday, is best known as a civil rights leader who worked to end racial injustice, but he had other things to say as he preached each Sunday, first in his own assembly and later as he spoke around the country. Among his recorded sermons is […]

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Love Your Enemies, says the Lord; I am Coming Soon!

June 20, 2017 2 Comments
Love Your Enemies, says the Lord; I am Coming Soon!

There is a specific depiction of Christ known as Christ Pantocrator.  It was widespread in the ancient world and still is today. The title “Pantocrator” is most often translated as “The Almighty One” or “The Omnipotent One.” It comes from the Greek words παντός (pantos, meaning all) and κράτος (kratos, meaning strength, might, or power). […]

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Thoughts on Science and Faith From an Unexpected Source

February 12, 2012 10 Comments

Generally, when I think of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., I presume that I will be seeking answers or insights into racial justice, and significant issues of poverty and the social Gospel. Yet recently, I came across some quotes which cast light on the relationship of science and faith, another critical issue in our time. […]

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Some Principles for Prophets Based on the Life and Teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 15, 2012 0 Comments

While the official title of this reflection is “Principles for Prophets” the unofficial title is My Feet is Tired, but my Soul is at Rest. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., used these words, quoting an elderly Black woman who said this during the Montgomery Bus Boycott. She, though well into her 70s, had been walking […]

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MLK Day– A day for us to celebrate the ethnic diversity of our Church

January 16, 2010 16 Comments

I was born less than a year after Martin Luther King was assassinated. I have only the stories of my parents, aunts and uncles to feed my memory of Dr. King’s legacy. However, I am old enough to remember the effort to make his birthday a national holiday. I am old enough to remember how […]

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What Was A Prophet Like?

September 15, 2009 3 Comments

We often like to read from and quote the prophets. But if you’ve ever met a real prophet you know that being in the presence of a real prophet can be very disturbing. Prophets were famous for goring every one’s ox. No one left the presence of a prophet untouched. So troubling were the prophets […]

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