It was a radical idea for a church communications agency in the 1960s, but the motivation was just as groundbreaking: getting whites and blacks to talk to each other — over the airwaves — during a period of incredible racial tension in the United States.
The vehicle for that dialogue was “Night Call,” one of the first national radio call-in shows.
Evidence of the decline of American Culture emerges in African American communities. Public displays of the problem continuously stream in the news media and on reality TV. Many Christians recognize the cultural deterioration and genuinely desire change that moves us forward. Unfortunately, for some, like the proverbial frog in the kettle, it is difficult to determine the boiling point if you think you are merely enjoying a bubbling Jacuzzi.
The lessons of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and work are countless. Today, the most compelling lesson for us might be of how Dr. King and thousands of organizers and marchers sacrificed and what this means for us as people of faith in a broken world.