Panel to Reflect on Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Panel to Reflect on Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 13, 2014

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s politics had real depth, driven by a keen awareness of socio-economics, theology, and the human condition.  Please join Sioux Falls Seminary as it celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the great civil rights leader, through a panel of esteemed commentators on Thursday, January 23, at 7:30 p.m. at Sioux Falls Seminary.  

Commentators include:

Mark Blackburn, Augustana College
Ceca Cooper, University of Sioux Falls
Robin Duncan, Sioux Falls Psychological Services
Christina Hitchcock, University of Sioux Falls
Gary Strickland, Sioux Falls Seminary  

The panel discussion is part of the Sioux Falls Seminary January Term course, The Theology of Martin Luther King, Jr., which is being offered January 20-23.  As professor of the course and organizer of the panel, Dr. Christina Hitchcock, an adjunct professor at Sioux Falls Seminary and the Associate Professor of Practical Theology at the University of Sioux Falls, believes that King’s legacy is still relevant today.

“One of King's greatest gifts for us today is the belief that love is a power to be reckoned with, and not just in personal relationships, but in larger spheres as well,” said Dr. Hitchcock.  “In addition to this, as a theologian I'm fascinated with King's ability to think about theology from a political or social or economic point of view.  His life and work demonstrated that the Church is not irrelevant and that good theology helps create good politics.”

The panel discussion is free and open to the public.  Refreshments will be served and no reservation is needed.  

Questions?  Please contact Nathan Hitchcock by e-mailing nhitchcock@sfseminary.edu or calling 6005.336.6588.