Above all I see the preaching ministry as a dual process.

On the one hand I must attempt to change the soul of individuals so that their societies may be changed. On the other I must attempt to change the societies so that the individual soul will have a change. Therefore, I must be concerned about unemployment, slums, and economic insecurity. I am a profound advocator of the social gospel. — MLK, from an outline for “Preaching Ministry,” 1948

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