This is just my second post as a blogger, so please let me know if I’m being too self-serving here. Oh, what the heck… Check out Christianity Today‘s excerpt from Reconciliation Blues here. I’m grateful to my colleagues at CT for running the piece online and in the Feb. issue. Since I’m pretty candid in the book about some of my difficult experiences at CT, I think it says a lot about the magazine’s editors that they would be willing to run the piece. We’re all trying to figure this stuff out together.
Speaking of figuring things out. I went to work today, even though MLK Day is a floating holiday at Christianity Today International. My main reason for going: I had a couple of radio interviews scheduled for my book, and it’s easier to do those things uninterrupted at work rather than at home (thanks to my kids). But here’s my question: What’s your take on working on MLK Day? I know some of my friends would probably frown upon me for punching the clock on this day, given Dr. King’s importance and how long it took for our nation to finally recognize him with this special holiday. Others have no problem with it. If you have a strong opinion one way or the other, please share.
Meantime, here’s one of my favorite speeches from Dr. King–complete with the audience’s response in parentheses.