A Kingdom Vision Recalled

Posted: August 28, 2013 in Things of Faith

Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. [Dr. Ma...

Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. [Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking.], 08/28/1963. (Photo credit: The U.S. National Archives)

As people throughout the country remember Martin Luther King Jr.’s momentous “I Have a Dream” speech with a remembrance march on the mall in Washington D.C., I was reminded of his greatest speech (in my humble opinion) delivered April 4, 1967 at the Riverside Church in New York City. On that day 46 years ago the people of this nation were reminded of the gospel vision Jesus proclaimed for the whole world as he prophetically broke the silence regarding the truth of injustice and violent oppression. As our world continues to languish with injustice and inequity in the dark shadow of war, the sermonic speech of Rev. King (“Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence”) is as prophetic today as nearly a half century ago. Like my friend over at the blog  Jeering Elisha, I encourage you to take some time today in quiet and listen to the Rev. King’s speech. I have included a link to his “I Have a Dream” speech on the mall below.

“I Have a Dream” 




  1. BenSB says:

    Minds think alike.

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