“Loving Our Enemies” Part Two

In the second part of Dr. Martin Luther King’s sermon entitled Loving Your Enemies, he spoke specifically about why we should love our enemies. The following are some the reasons he gave along with some thoughts of my own. Loving our enemies is the only way the perpetual cycle of… Continue reading

“Father Forgive Them” Part Three

(9 minutes) After quoting Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr regarding his call for Blacks to forgive those white supremacists who had caused them so much suffering, I ended the previous article by suggesting that there was so much more to be said about the blindness and ignorance of those who… Continue reading

Father, Forgive Them; for They Do Not Know What They Do: Part One

(10 minutes) Luke’s Gospel tells us that as Jesus was being crucified, he prayed, “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they do.” (Luke 23:34) What many people do not know is that these words are not found in some of the most ancient Greek copies of the… Continue reading

Be Wise as Serpents and Innocent as Doves: Part Two

Dr. King understood that in addition to a tough mind, the gospel demands a tender heart. He spoke insightfully about the dangers of being tough minded while lacking a tender heart. We must strive to be righteous without being self-righteous. We must be devoted to justice without losing our capacity… Continue reading

Be Wise as Serpents and Innocent as Doves: Part One

While pastoring in Montgomery, Alabama, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. preached a sermon entitled “A Tough Mind and a Tender Heart.” His text was Matthew 10:16 where Jesus said to his disciples, as they began their mission trip to the house of Israel, “Behold, I send you out as sheep… Continue reading