Time for Church to Serve as State’s Conscience

Time for Church to Serve as State’s Conscience

Many tributes to Martin Luther King Jr. fail to recognize that he was a Baptist pastor, a minister formed by and committed to the traditions of the African American church. The connection between King’s powerful expression of the truth and the truth-telling tradition...
King: Churches Preserve, Don’t Oppose Status Quo

King: Churches Preserve, Don’t Oppose Status Quo

Is the church the hope of the world? Most Christians would likely respond with an immediate and resounding, “Yes.” When Martin Luther King Jr. asked and answered this question for a sermon writing exercise while a student at Crozer Theological Seminary in 1948, his...