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January 20, 2020

Letters to a Birmingham Jail

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Chris Fabry Live, you’ll hear the pastor of Progressive Baptist Church in Chicago, Dr. Charlie Dates. Dr. King spoke at Progressive Baptist many years ago—and you’ll hear about his legacy as well as a desire Dr. Dates has for what he terms “Christ exalting diversity.” Hear how the words and dreams of Dr. King inspire us today on a special Chris Fabry Live.



Charlie Dates
Charlie Dates

Charlie Dates

In 2011, at age 30, Dr. Charlie Edward Dates (Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) became the youngest Senior Pastor in at Chicago's Progressive Baptist Church, a church celebrating a distintice 100-year history. In addition to his pastoral responsibilities at Progressive, Charlie serves as an Affiliate Professor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and on a number of boards for Christian organizations, including Preaching Magazine and TogetherChicago. He is a contributor to the 2014 book Letters to a Birmingham Jail, and the 2019 book Say It: Celebrating Expository Preaching in The African American Tradition. His first solo book on the subject of Christianity and Social Justice will release in 2020 on IVP Press. Charlie and his wife, Kirstie, have two children.

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Chris Fabry is the host of Chris Fabry Live, one hour of spiritual encouragement from his backyard radio fence. The program challenges listeners to think biblically about their spiritual journeys. Chris is also the author of the Christy Award-winning novel Dogwood, June Bug, ECPA Christian Book Award-winner (Fiction) Almost Heaven, Not in the Heart and Borders of the Heart. He and his family live near Tucson, Ariz.

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