BP This Week: Remembering Dr. King’s Dream

Plus: The Media and Religion; When Church Leaders Fail

John Stonestreet and Ed Stezter mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. They discuss the racial divide even within the church today and talk about the need for white evangelicals to listen to their brethren in minority communities. John and Ed also expos “the media’s” ignorance of religion, and the consequences of moral failure on the part of church leaders.

 

Resources

A Time to Speak, a Live Broadcast from Memphis
  • Ed Stetzer
  • Christianity Today
  • December 13, 2014
Remembering MLK
  • Chuck Colson
  • BreakPoint
  • April 4, 2018

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  • Johanna Wolf

    Thank you so much for talking about Dr. King and race. I am a woman of color and a Colson Fellow doing pregnancy center ministry and it can get pretty lonely. Thank you for saying that we need to be heard. We do need a safe space to come together for dialogue. I hope you will provide more opportunity for this in your broadcast and ministry. Thank you. That broadcast did my heart good.

  • Scott

    Systemic injustice lingers mainly because much of white america still fails to recognize it… and of those who do, most are afraid to do the hard work necessary to reverse it’s affects. For example: What if most middle (upper and lower) class white american Christian families were willing to move back into our largely African American urban communities, willing to send their kids to inner city public schools, willing to get involved as PTA members and were willing to live along side their African American brothers and sisters as neighbors? In most cases this would not be an easy/comfortable task… but perhaps it would make a difference?



    Segregation is still very real in our country and the only way past it is by embracing each other as neighbors (literally and figuratively).