Please join me at the MLK50 conference to reflect on the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through the lens of the gospel. Racism and racial division is a work by the hand of Satan but which finds healing by the nail pierced hands of Jesus.  Gospel believers must work hard today seeking, “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth even as it is in heaven.”

This is a one-day conference sponsored by The Ethics And Religious Liberties Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention and The Gospel Coaltion in Memphis, TN, April 4, 2018.  Go here for all the details.  And help spread the word!

On a personal note, since I was born in 1968, my entire life has been shaped by a culture that murdered the peacemaker, Martin Luther King.  But along the way my life began to be shaped even more by the truer and greater peacemaker who was murdered, Jesus Christ, the Son of God.  I once had racial hatred in my own heart and spread it through my words and actions.  But then Jesus began to lead me into the work of love and reconciliation among all races through the gospel that transformed me from one who had no right to belong to one dearly loved by God.  One day there will be no more racial divisions but perfect unity around the throne of God.  Since that is where we are going one day, there are many steps we must take now to prepare for that great day.

May MLK50 on April 4 in Memphis be one of those important steps believers take together.  And may there be many more steps like it taken in each of our neighborhoods and schools.

“Therefore remember that at one time you Gentiles…were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.  But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.  For he himself is our peace.”  Ephesians 2:11-14