By Bryan Loritts
On April sixteenth, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Letter from a Birmingham Jail used to be released and shortly turned the manifesto of the civil rights movement. Dr. King didn't choose up his pen and react to hate stuffed racists. in its place, he came upon any scrap of paper that he may well write on and answered to the passive pleas of white clergy, "Isn't there differently round this, a extra sophisticated and sufferer approach? Can't you simply wait, Dr. King?"
Over the part century that has elapsed because the e-book of Letter from a Birmingham Jail, a lot has transpired and growth has been made. gone are the burning crosses, biting police canine and indignant mobs; instead we discover passivity, cynicism and avoidance. In God's sovereignty, voices from today's church have emerged mentioning that we won't wait. those different voices are thankful for the legislation that the civil rights move have been capable of swap, but in addition recognize that while the circulation may perhaps swap legislation, it could actually by no means switch hearts. simply the pass and empty tomb of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ can do that.
Letters to a Birmingham Jail is a set of essays written by way of males of assorted ethnicities and a long time, but all are devoted to the centrality of the gospel, nudging us to pursue Christ exalting range. The gospel calls for justice in all its types - religious and actual. This was once a fact that Dr. King fought and gave his lifestyles for, and it is a fact that those modern-day "drum majors for justice" proceed to beat.
Contributors contain: Bryan Loritts (General Editor), John Piper, John Perkins, Matt Chandler, Crawford Loritts, Sandy Wilson, Charlie Dates, John Bryson, Soong Chan Rah, & Albert Tate
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Letters to a Birmingham Jail: A Response to the Words and Dreams of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Bryan Loritts