This podcast contains a recording of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speaking at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary on April 19, 1961. The speech is more remarkable considering the context. Southern Baptists were not unified in their posture toward the Civil Rights movement and in 1961 the outcome was far from certain.
In this speech, you will hear Dr. King cast his vision for the church’s role in racial reconciliation. While it has become fashionable to find fault with his personal life and theological positions, there is much to appreciate in King’s prophetic voice.
- Read Dr. Russell Moore’s article Why Southern Baptist Say “Amen” To Rosa Park
- Read about the Civil Rights Movement
- Read about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Nobel Prize and Wikipedia
- Read about King’s visit from the SBTS Archives
- Denny Burk posted a manuscript to this sermon
- Another manuscript version via the King Center
- Dr. Mohler blogged about this visit here
Calling For Posts: Religion, Racism and the Church
We are collecting links for a special roundup of articles discussing religion, racism and the church. Please email me a link if you have written on this topic, TonyKummer@gmail.com
The deadline for submissions will be Friday, January 18, 2008 – the Racism roundup will be posted on Monday 1/21/08.