For the likes of Sean Hannity and Michael Medved, the Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright will be known forever as the man who preached “God damn America.”
For us thinking individuals, more context is desired... and more information required.
On my Vox blog, I’m streaming a 10-minute excerpt from Rev. Wright’s 1990 sermon “The Audacity to Hope” (which inspired the title of Barack Obama’s 2006 book, “The Audacity of Hope”).
Click here to listen.
I have removed the minister’s exegesis of the story of Hannah (I Samuel 1:1-18). But you can stream the entire 18-minute sermon – or purchase it as an MP3 download – by following this link to PreachingToday.com (which is a mainstream Christian website... not a black-nationalist hornet’s nest).
The image above – “Hope,” by the Victorian painter George Frederic Watts – is an element of the sermon.