In a white supremacist culture, one crucial precondition of any true and faithful theological speech is repentance. True theology is not light but fire.
The ironclad certainty with which accounts of King’s life, thought, and action are given itself evinces a misunderstanding of the questions that animated that life, thought, and action.
It is our critical memory that prompts us to ethical reflection on the anniversary of a grave injustice.
On this, the fiftieth anniversary of King’s assassination, let us not only remember King’s life as prophetic critic but also his advice for living.
What the words of Lt. Calley teach us about how we see (and don’t see) our enemies.