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The Movement of a Dream – Howard Thurman

July 22, 2021

The Movement of the Spirit of God in the hearts of men often calls them to act against the spirit of their times or causes them to anticipate a spirit which is yet in the making. In a moment of dedication, they are given wisdom and courage to dare a deed that challenges and to kindle a hope that inspires. (Footprints of a Dream: The Story of the Church for the Fellowship of All Peoples)

Howard Thurman was a pastor, theologian, professor, and mystic. He was a classmate of Rev. Martin Luther King, Sr. at Morehouse College and his writings had a profound impact on Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who was finishing his Doctorate at Boston University where Thurman was the Dean of BU’s Marsh Chapel.Next week I will begin a six-week on-line course through Boston University where Howard Thurman was dean of Marsh Chapel on the campus of Boston University from 1953-1965.

He has been a spiritual mentor of mine from the first time I read his writings and listened to his sermons for a class during my last year of seminary. To be able to participate in this course is a tremendous gift! I am sure he will show up on my blog even more than he already has as I take this course.

  1. pynkoski2 permalink

    Blessing to you, Michael, as you embark on this phase of your calling.

    • Thank you, Paul! Since I am no longer in the DMin program I am finding some really cool Lifelong Learning opportunities 😊

  2. I’m looking forward to your new Thurman discoveries.

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