DURING THE WEEKLY CHILDREN’S SERMON yesterday at church, I asked the kids why there is no school today. The kids, many of them, made astonishingly insightful and informed statements not only about MLK, but about injustice, struggle, dedication to a righteous cause(s), and many other things. They were surprised, however, to learn that MLK is actually The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I too am surprised how we so easily dis-remember that Rev. Dr. King was an ordained minister and that large parts of the civil rights movement were birthed from the belly of the church. All in all, Dr. King would be mighty proud of the children of our church. And so am I…

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