[The Non-Violent Cross by Dean Lawrence E. Carter] (audio)

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Gammon Theological Seminary Centennial Convocation. Meditation, Lawrence Carter, A Non-Violent Cross. Tape 8 of 11

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In this audio recording Dr. Lawrence E. Carter, Dean of the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel at Morehouse College, delivers a sermon taken from John 12:1-9. The title of the sermon is “The Non-Violent Cross.” In the sermon, he discusses financial hardship and poverty. He also makes reference to the Interdenominational Theological Center.

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00:00:04 Audio begins with Dean Jones discussing homecoming parade and pauses for a moment of silence.

00:06:27 Musical Selection.

00:10:02 Introduces Dr. Lawrence E. Carter, Dean of the Martin Luther King Jr. International chapel at Morehouse college.

00:10:15 Dr. Lawrence E. Carter thanks Dean Jones for the introduction and discusses how honored he is to be a part of the society.

00:14:28 Introduces scripture, John 12:1-9.

00:17:13 Introduces his sermon, “The Non-Violent Cross”.

00:21:00 Discusses the concern for the financial plight of Black America and President Reagan’s budget cuts.

00:22:17 Discusses how Jesus does not want to focus on poverty and the poor.

00:33:05 Audio ends.


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