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Letters to a Birmingham Jail

by Bryan Loritts Editor · John Perkins Contributor


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More than fifty years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote his Letter from a Birmingham Jail. Much has transpired in the half-century since, and progress has been made in the issues that were close to Dr. King's heart. Thankfully, the burning crosses, biting police dogs, and angry mobs of that day are long gone. But in their place, passivity has emerged. A passivity that must be addressed.

That's the aim of Letters to a Birmingham Jail. A collection of essays written by men of various ethnicities and ages, this book encourages us to pursue Christ exalting diversity. Each contribution recognizes that only the cross and empty tomb of Christ can bring true unity, and each notes that the gospel demands justice in all its forms. This was a truth that Dr. King fought and gave his life for, and this is a truth that these modern day "drum majors for justice" continue to beat.

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Bryan Loritts (Editor)

BRYAN LORITTS previously ministered in a large black church in Los Angeles followed by two predominantly white churches and is now the Lead Pastor of Fellowship Memphis- a multiethnic church ministering in urban Memphis, Tennessee. He speaks to th...

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John Perkins (Contributor)

Soong-Chan Rah is Milton B. Engebretson Associate Professor of Church Growth and Evangelism at North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago, IL. He is the author of The Next Evangelicalism (IVP Books, 2009). Prior to coming to North Park, Soong-Chan...

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Contributor :
Matt Chandler
Editor :
Bryan Loritts
Contributor :
Charlie Dates
Contributor :
Soong-Chan Rah
Contributor :
John Piper
Contributor :
John Bryson
Contributor :
John Perkins
Contributor :
Crawford W. Loritts Jr
Contributor :
Albert Tate
Contributor :
Sanders Willson
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