Preaching Problems That I Have Encountered
Author: King, Martin Luther, Jr.
Date: November 29, 1949 to February 15, 1950?
Location: Chester, Pa.?
Topic: Martin Luther King, Jr. - Education
King probably prepared this brief handwritten document while enrolled in Keighton’s course Preaching Problems.
- Difficulty in preaching on special days that appear in the Christian year.1
- Difficulty in applying the Old Testament to modern life.
- I often get criticisms from laymen and unlettered ministers for using a modern translation of the Bible as a source of preaching
Christmas is an Incarnation. It is the meeting of two worlds
Outline of a Christmas sermon.
1. For examples of sermons that King drafted for holidays, see King, After Christmas, What? 28 December 1952; “Crisis in the Modern Family,” Sermon at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, 8 May 1955; and Questions That Easter Answers, Sermon Delivered at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, 21 April 1957, pp. 128-129, 209-213, and 283-293 in this volume, respectively.
Source: MLKP-MBU, Martin Luther King, Jr., Papers, 1954-1968, Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, Boston University, Boston, Mass.