Bearing the Cross in the Age of Donald J. Trump

Posted on December 5, 2017 by PLT Staff

Lecture given by Larycia Hawkins at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA (November 2017). Utilizing the prophetic guidance of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. to address the politics of Trump’s America, Hawkins breaks down the prerequisites of cross bearing to body work, soul work, and foot work, calling us all to embodied solidarity and the civil courage to pursue a committed activism. She moves on to discuss the nature of cross bearing through the witness of MLK in his quest to save the society he was calling to truth. Finishing with a discussion on the politics of cross bearing, Hawkins argues King is pointing us toward recapturing a prophetic vision of human dignity, where the perspective of the oppressed is heard and the moment for justice is always recognized as now. The lecture is followed by a Q&A period. To find a listing of all our Occasional Lectures, click here.

Excerpt: “So what would MLK say to Trump? I think he would say several things… I think he would say you shall know them by their fruits and ask the 81% of white evangelicals who voted for him, where is the fruit? I think he would warn us about false prophets and wolves in sheep’s clothing. I think he would say, you are your brother and sister’s keeper, and their blood cries out to you from the ground. Do you see it?… He would ask President Trump, who do you love? What do you love? And he would ask us the same question.”

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  • Date Recorded:November 2017
  • Location Recorded:Charlottesville, VA
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