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In this updated 10th Anniversary Edition of Irresistible Revolution, Shane Claiborne uses unconventional examples from his own life to stir up questions about the church and the world, while challenging readers to truly live out their Christian faith. With new material throughout. Early Quakers discovered a relationship with God and with each other which radicalized their behavior to the point where they rejected and challenged the. The Irresistible Revolution. byShane Claiborne. Publication date For print- disabled users. Borrow this book to access EPUB and PDF files.
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German history, Powell is certain about the oppres- sion of civil society. It does not occur to him that civil society elected and thus supported the Nazi regime. The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical ‐ By Shane Claiborne. Andy Williams. University of Exeter. Search for more papers by. The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical [Shane Claiborne, Jim Wallis] on worldcreation.info *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Living as an.
But this misses how deadly serious he is: he has spent time in jail, risked his life protesting the war in Iraq, and makes every attempt to live his life as consistently around his confused ideals as possible.
This alone gives him a great deal of moral authority. And we must not miss the other reason for his moral authority. Much of his critique of the American evangelical church is accurate.
In general, we are fat, insulated, and isolated from the poor and disenfranchised. We have compromised with our culture on the issue of civic religion. And our theology and practice can be an incoherent mess.
When our bright young people notice all this, they begin looking around for a way to follow Jesus that is less staid and less compromised, and Claiborne intends his autobiographical manifesto to be a how-to-guide for them.
Warrior King Or Slaughtered Lamb? He wants us to exchange Christian militarism for Christian pacifism.
But neither can bear the weight of the entire Word of God. A bit of head scratching is in due order when one reads such statements. How does one make the universal need of salvation identical to the particularized need of the rich young ruler?
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And how does one interpret the Gospels so that the redistribution of wealth is equated with salvation? Suddenly the bubbles and sidewalk chalk make sense.
The irresistible revolution at its silliest is outdoor drama with a fancy name; at its most theologically serious, it fails to make distinctions between the deserving and the undeserving poor as required by 2 Thes.
But there are enough celebrities and superstars.
A pastor friend of mine said, Our problem is that we no longer have martyrs. We only have celebrities.
Theres a lot of shouting and sweating, but the people seem too superhuman, and Im not convinced all the moves are real. And as with any sports event, there are tons of spectators, desperately in need of exercise, who sit back and watch a handful of people who could really use a little break, and maybe a nice massage.
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All thats to say, I dont want to be another superstar Christian whom a lot of people yell at or ask to sign their T-shirts. Maybe that sounds a little dramatic, but I cant tell you how many starry-eyed young people come up to ask me for an autograph or to tell me Im awesome.
Either folks are being set up for disappointment, or they have not yet caught a glimpse of God. Only God is awesome. Besides, if people get too excited, Ill start to wonder whether I have really spoken the truth, for Jesus said, Woe to you when everyone speaks well of you, for that is how their ancestors treated the false prophets Luke So dont think too highly of me, and maybe some of you could write me angry letters so Ill know I said something right.At a loss for words and taken a little off- guard, we just began quietly humming the tune of an old worship song.
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The Scriptures say that the entire creation groans for liberation, and the echoes of that groaning can be heard in everything from hip hop to Hollywood. At first I went on missions trips to take the good news to poor people.
When Christianity Was Still Safe our cynicism and as young as our dreams. And then I met Jesus and he wrecked my life. Irresistible Revolution shallow spirituality that marks liberals.
A new convergence, across the theological spectrum, is coming together over issues like overcoming poverty, both in the forgotten places of our own country that Hurricane Katrina has revealed, and in the destitution and disease of the global economy that is awakening the world.