Now I’m wondering which Dr. King you were referring to? It must have been the sanitized myth of the “apostle of nonviolence” that America created in order to fit her narrative of exceptionalism.
If God was there at the cross, and Jesus rose again, then God could still be here —even after death, even after suffering, after divorce and betrayal. And the theology of the cross that is Lutheran not only heals, but it indicts.
NFL Kneeldown was my attempt, as a football fan, to voice my solidarity with the message that Colin Kaepernick was communicating: the lives of black people and people of color are not honored fully in this country.
Today the colonizing spirit leads Christian conferences to flash all (or nearly all) white speaker lineups without a blush, promote white worship music as the gold Christian standard around the world, and build mega churches in the mold of mega malls and amusement parks that serve hundreds of thousands music and scripture disconnected from parishioners’ local contexts and needs.