This is an extremely special episode to mark the anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. 49 years ago.
This is the talk that Adam Clark, professor at Xavier, author of the forthcoming Homebrewed Guide to Salvation, gave the Third Rail Theology event at the Hatchery this past January. Adam looks at the King’s legacy as a metaphor for dealing with race, class, and white privilege in the church.
Can the Tea Party and #BlackLivesMatter both claim King and be right? What image of King is being constructed that makes everyone, even the people who oppose the policies he supported, so comfortable with championing him? Plus, Adam talks about the events leading up to and the title of the sermon that MLK was working on right before he was assassinated.
You can listen to Adam’s talk from #TheologyBeerCamp here, a discussion with Adam and Eboni Marshall Turman about the new film Birth of a Nation here, and an interview about race in America here.
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