Today marks the fifty-five year anniversary of Rosa Parks refusing to move from her seat on a racially-segregated bus. In some Christian communities, her actions that day were admired. For others, however, even four decades later, her work went unappreciated. Ed Gilbreath, in his text, Reconciliation Blues: A Black Evangelical’s Inside View of White Christianity tells a sad story (found on page 96) of Rose Parks being invited to speak at an evangelical Christian gathering in North Central Texas. Then, the organizer (an African-American as well) found out that the banquet was canceled, out of concerns that Parks’ theology was “liberal.” Of course, liberal can be a code word for “racial-progressive” but I’ll leave that to you to decide.