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Why Didn’t They Stop? Martin Luther King, Jr. on the Parable of the Good Samaritan

Forty-four years ago today, Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. The day before he was killed, he delivered his last speech to a crowd of striking sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee. In it, he recasts this parable of the Good Samaritan in a thought-provoking way. Continue reading

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Bible References in Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” Speech

Today is the 48th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Like many of King’s speeches and sermons, it contains numerous references to Bible passages. Here are some of them. Continue reading

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The Bible passages behind Martin Luther King, Jr.’s message

On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, it seems appropriate to look at some of King’s best-known sermons and identify the Bible passages upon which they are based. Continue reading

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