On a clear day, I can see Stone Mountain—a massive elevated edifice of granite embossed with the figures of Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and Jefferson Davis on my commute to work. In stark contrast to its natural majesty and artistry, Stone Mountain bears the ignoble distinction as a home for the nascent Ku Klux Klan.
To the south of my trek workward I see the skyline of Atlanta towering about Sweet Auburn Avenue. In contrast to the neighborhood’s stark urban landscape, the district preserves the Ebenezer Baptist Church, cradle to the spiritual, political, and social leadership of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement.
Both movements claimed Christ and inflamed the hearts and actions of their followers.They represented some of the best and the worst of Biblical interpretation and ethics.
We Atlantans live with the legacy of both.
by the way
Today, Wineskins at www.wineskins.org published their Inaguration Issue and included an article I wrote,
"When Red and Blue meet in the Pew." It's essentially a compilation of a few of these Bev's Blogs from the election season. If you have considered subscribing to Wineskins, maybe you could actual start up this week.