Hak Joon Lee is Lewis B. Smedes Professor of Christian Ethics at Fuller Theological Seminary. Lee has published several books, including “Intersecting Realities: Race, Identity, and Culture in the Spiritual-Moral Life of Young Asians” (edited, Cascade Books), “The Great World House: Martin Luther King, Jr. and Global Ethics” (Pilgrim Press, 2011), as well as numerous articles. He is currently working on two manuscripts under contract: “Discerning Ethics: Diverse Responses to Divisive Social Issues” (coedited with Tim Dearborn, IVP Academics), and “New Covenant Ethics: Methodology and Practice” (Eerdmans). Additionally, in 2007, Lee founded G2G Christian Education Center, a research institute on Asian American Christianity and culture. Through the Center, he has published several contextually grounded curricula for Korean North American youth (English) and their parents (Korean).
My students call me a Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. scholar; I published two books and wrote a number of articles on Dr. King, and am currently serving as co-chair of the Theology of Martin Luther King, Jr. Unit at the American Academy of Religion, the largest guild of religious scholars in the world.
WHEN IT COMES to the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we have a tendency to think we know the full extent of what he did and stood for.