(This article originally appeared in Texas Baptist Magazine, including an online version.) It can be hard for those of us who have so much prosperity and privilege to grasp the … Continue reading Jesus and the disinherited — a broad challenge
The best book I read in 2012 was Becoming Good, Becoming Holy: On the Relationship of Christian Ethics and Spirituality, by Mark O’Keefe. I give it the “Foster Prize.” O’Keefe is … Continue reading My 2012 ‘Book of the Year’
“The movement of the Spirit of God in the hearts of men often calls them to act against the spirit of their times or causes them to anticipate a spirit which is yet in the making. In a moment of dedication, they are given wisdom and courage to dare a deed that challenges and to kindle a hope that inspires. ”
Howard Thurman, an African American who played a critical role in laying the theological foundation for the civil right movement, published those words in 1959 in his book, Footprints of a Dream: The Story of the Church for the Fellowship of All Peoples.
What might the Spirit of God be doing in the hearts of women and men today? What spirit of our age would God have us challenge? What hope can be kindled?