The Invisible Roots of MLK Jr?


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Earlier this month Jake Meador wrote a great piece titled “The Invisible Anglicanism of C.S. Lewis” wherein he reminded readers that while many people claim Lewis now, it would be wrong to ignore that Lewis’ willingness to work within the Anglican tradition gave him the necessary framework to become the C.S. Lewis we know in retrospect. Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day here in the United States and Meador’s article has me thinking about Dr. King’s roots. Last night I attended an interfaith service with my wife at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church here in San Antonio, TX, in honor of Dr. King’s memory and vision. One of the participants made a statement that we must remember that Dr. King didn’t do his work independently, but that he stood on the shoulders of those who had come before him. Admittedly, I don’t know much about Dr. King’s background in that…

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