The Sneaky Whisper

In search of a deeper understanding of MLK’s thinking regarding the complex relationship between a philosophical commitment to non-violence and eruptions of riots as a language of the unheard, we have been re-reading theologian Walter Brueggemann’s Truth Speaks to Power. We strongly recommend the book for close reading; below, a few excerpts, interwoven with images from recent events in Baltimore.

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A RESILIENT REMINDER

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SOMETHING MAXIMAL

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THE SUMMONS TO ANSWER

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We also take note of an extraordinary statement from Baltimore state’s attorney Marilyn Mosby as reported by Amy Goodman, a statement that resonates with the sneaky whisper and the subverting force of truth:

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