• Posts Tagged ‘mlk’

    lenten journal: martin’s last words

    by  • April 3, 2011 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Tomorrow, April 3, marks the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech to the Memphis sanitation workers in 1968 — his last speech before he was assassinated. After spending the morning talking with some church friends about what it means to be a peacemaker, I offer his words tonight, which read as strikingly current...

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    words from martin

    by  • January 17, 2011 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    This morning I went to Watts Street Baptist Church to hear Tim Tyson preach on “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr: Black Power and the Religion of Jesus.” He rocked and I will have more to say about what I learned in another post (or two). But tonight I want to share the MLK quotes...

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    down with the ship

    by  • January 16, 2011 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    Many years ago, my friend Billy Crockett and I read an article about a ship captain who, with his crew, abandoned ship when it began to sink, leaving the passengers on board. The story led us to the song title, “Down With the Ship,” which ended up being a song about Martin Luther King....

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    of mushrooms and mayhem

    by  • January 10, 2011 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    A couple of weeks ago, I got to attend a mushroom workshop put on by my friends at Bountiful Backyards, our edible landscapers here in Durham. We were each given a freshly cut oak log. We drilled forty or fifty holes in it and then filled them with the mushroom spores, inoculating the log....

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    lenten journal: walking with martin

    by  • March 31, 2010 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    As I drove to the Duke restaurant this afternoon, Talk of the Nation was my soundtrack, as is often the case. I happened to join the program just as Tavis Smiley began talking about his program MLK: A Call Beyond Conscience, which looks at Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech, “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to...

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    it’s my job

    by  • January 24, 2010 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    In the middle of the afternoon, as I was cooking for a friend and Ginger was sermonizing, as she calls it, she started reading MLK quotes to me, ending with this one, which she introduced by saying, “Here’s one I didn’t know.” If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should...

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    a prayer for today

    by  • January 18, 2010 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    This was yesterday’s poem at The Writer’s Almanac: The More Loving Oneby W. H. Auden Looking up at the stars, I know quite wellThat, for all they care, I can go to hell,But on earth indifference is the leastWe have to dread from man or beast. How should we like it were stars to...

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    music for martin

    by  • January 17, 2010 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    As we prepare to observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, many of us will also take time to make it a part of our worship services as well. I thought I might offer a soundtrack for the weekend, starting with “When the Ship Comes In” by Bob Dylan, which he sang at...

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