This opinion piece by Rick appeared first on the Baptist History & Heritage Society website http://www.baptisthistory.org/bhhs/bsb/bsb2012_05.html#second%20story
Rick Wilson is a teaching theologian at Mercer University, where he is chair of the Roberts Department of Christianity. Rick also is the current chair of the Commission on Christian Ethics of the Baptist World Alliance, and a member of the First Baptist Church of Christ at Macon, Georgia, where he has served as a deacon and a Sunday School teacher. His passions include the post-war recovery of Liberia, creative cooking, and the mysteries of professional baseball.
“Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” written in April 1963 by Baptist Martin Luther King, Jr., elevated political and religious engagement to a new level in the United States. Nearly sixty years later his frank and passionate words are as relevant as ever.
King took the church to task. He wrote: “So here we are moving toward the exit of the twentieth century with a Continue reading