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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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Rembrandt’s Birthday and Art in the Bible

My church has a large copy of “The Return of the Prodigal Son,” one of Rembrandt’s more famous works, hanging in the lobby. It depicts an important moment in the parable of the prodigal son. Do you have a favorite piece of Biblically-themed artwork? Continue reading

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