Jason C. Stanley

ponderings of a dad walking humbly & seeking justice

Tag: Martin Luther King Jr.

Book Review: Martin Luther King: The Peaceful Warrior

Martin Luther King: The Peaceful Warrior, Ed Clayton, Candlewick Press, 2017.

During a road trip one summer, Megan and I made a stop in Birmingham, Alabama. There, we went to the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. As we walked through the museum, retracing the steps of the Civil Rights Movement, we walked pass Martin Luther King Jr.’s jail cell where he wrote his famous Letter from Birmingham Jail.

Crowded with large families, summer school programs, and other vacationers like us, the Institute was challenging to navigate. I noticed a museum employee pulling a cart through the crowd, politely asking people to make a path for him. On the cart was a bench. I watched as the employee took the concrete bench to the Birmingham jail cell.

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Sermon: Children of the Light

The sermon I preached at Peakland United Methodist on Sunday, January 4, 2015.

Sermon: Clean Windows

My sermon, “Clean Windows” from Sunday, February 9, 2014 at Peakland United Methodist. I preached on Matthew 5:13-20. During the sermon, a youth placed black paper on a window set up to symbolize the darkness. As the sermon described ways to window wash, the youth removed the black paper.

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