Ever wondered what President Barack Obama will do after he leaves office?
The President’s 50th Anniversary of “Bloody Sunday” speech in Selma, Alabama is a masterpiece in the tradition of the Church of the Bridge (see earlier post “The Church as Bridge” on Views from the Edge). Think of the President as pastor-preacher in the prophetic preaching tradition that speaks truth to power, celebrates hope, honors courage, and preaches a gospel that calls us all to cross the Pettus Bridge toward the world for which our hearts yearn. The President’s speech was, in fact, a sermon rooted in Hebrew and Christian Scripture, freely quoted from memory.
Click HERE to hear the President on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama.