In a speech in 1957 in Montgomery, AL, Martin Luther King Jr. reflects on the success of the bus boycott that took place. He challenged his hearers to use their new freedom to work with excellence in whatever they do. He reminds them that the standard is not others around them, rather, excellence should be their aim.
In the book of Galatians Paul is shocked that the church is “so quickly deserting Him who called you by the grace of Christ, for a different gospel.” In this article, Al Mohler argues that the church in our generation is in danger of the same accusation. Today’s false gospel is moralism. The church must guard diligently against its seductive influences, Mohler argues.
Russell Moore and U.S. Senator James Lankford (Oklahoma) co-wrote this piece in honor of Religious Freedom Day. Religious Freedom Day was established in 1992 by a Congressional resolution and happens annually on January 16th. In the article, Moore and Lankford take a historical look at the Jeffersonian idea of religious freedom in order to understand better its proper application.