The Feb. 11 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
The cover story combines a photo essay by Richard Hill and a reflection by Matthew Burdette on this year’s celebration of Martin Luther King Day in Dallas.
While we waited for our turn to enter the parade procession, we stood in a notably depressed neighborhood and watched various school marching bands and teams of cheerleaders — almost exclusively black people — practicing their performances before marching. They were incredible. And theirs was an unqualified spirit of celebration, despite their depressed surroundings. This spirit of celebration was no less the possession of thousands of people — again, almost exclusively black — who lined the street to cheer and to shout to us, perhaps the only racially mixed and explicitly Christian group in the parade, “God bless you!”
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