Whether or not Selma is fair to LBJ, it’s supposed to be a powerful movie. (I haven’t seen it yet. Can anyone comment on that?) And I’m told that the actor playing Dr. King, the Nigerian/British actor David Oyelowo turns in an amazingly good performance. It turns out, Mr. Oyelowo is a zealous, committed Christian who is not afraid to talk about his faith.
After the jump, I have an excerpt and a link to an interview with Mr. Oyelowo that first appeared on Patheos and was picked up by Time (which also has a link to our discussion of the LBJ controversy). I don’t vouch for the theology–for example, that God spoke to him directly–but he is also talking about vocation (a.k.a. “calling”), and we hear a perspective that is kind of refreshing coming from Hollywood. [Read more…]