As we begin our Black History Month celebrations, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life and legacy will of course be observed.
We must not overlook the fact that King was a man of God, a follower of Jesus Christ and a man of faith. The ultimate legacy of King, a fourth-generation Baptist preacher, will be more theological and less social or political. It was King's response to the gospel of Jesus Christ that changed him, and the world around him.