MLK Behind a Pulpit



A picture of Martin Luther King Jr sits on a shelf in my office – he’s preaching from a Baptist pulpit.  Close by the frame are a collection of books.  Some penned by the man himself.   Some penned by others contemplating King’s methods and message.

My favorite MLK books (pictured above):

Strength to Love by MLK Jr (a collection of sermons)

The Autobiography of Martin Luther King Jr edited by Clayborne Carson

Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Final Year by Tavis Smiley

King Came Preaching: The Pulpit Power of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by Mervyn Warren

When I think of a Martin Luther King Jr. I’m moved by his courage and conviction. I’m in awe of his practice of nonviolence in the midst of the rage of racism thrown at him.

…and I just love that he stood behind a pulpit and preached the gospel of Jesus Christ.  This message of the gospel drove him to stand up for injustice.

Here’s a short clip:

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