King penned this outline, which explores the importance of a preacher's spiritual guidance, on the verso of a form for a 19 February 1962 speaking engagement.1
Introduction: Definition of Preacher and Preaching. See Keighton's [book?]2
1. Shirley Bird to Charlotte Sander, 19 February 1962.
2. King may refer to Keighton's definition of preaching in his book The Man Who Would Preach ([New York: Abingdon Press, 1956] , pp. 19-20). In his copy of the book, which he kept in his personal library, King underlined several passages including: “The sermon is what takes place in the lives of our hearers, and preaching is influencing human lives.”
3. Cf. Romans 10:14.
MCMLK-RWWL, Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection, Atlanta University Center, Robert W. Special Collections, Atlanta, Ga.