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February 11, 2008


Brian Eberly

Oh that all the Body of Christ would have a like spirit and and attitude as Shane. "The Irresistible Revolution" is at the top of my reading list. Can't wait to get into it!

Wes Ellis

It hurts to be "tagged" and then ignored. Stories like this scare me for my future. One day someone might say, "we thought about listening to Wes, but we didn't want there to be any confusion" as though I'm some false prophet. Not that I'm as radical as Shane but (wow, I wish I was) even this early in my life, I can feel the burn of being labeled and written off.
I feel for Shane, and I feel for you, mike, having gone through similar situations.

Derek Rishmawy

That's a shame. That is such a non-Biblical attitude. I mean, I can totally imagine this being one of those colleges that holds up the Bereans as a model for passion for the Bible and yet the point of the story is that they LISTENED and then the searched Scripture to see if it fit. Its also weird cause everything I've heard about Claiborne is that he's standup and solid.

It is kind of creepy to think about. I haven't really even started out and there are times when I have conversations with my some older Christians or just my more "normal" friends and I kind of get scared to share some of the things I disagree with them on that relates to that wing of things. And I'm not even very out there with some of this stuff. I get nervous though about later on once I start really teaching.

I'll say this for Shane, he can take comfort in the knowledge that he must be doing right cause Jesus did say that if they hated him, they'd certainly hate his disciples. And the way Shane is handling this seems to be just the way his master would. Maybe even a little calmer.


It seems a tremendous step of grace that folks keep trying to befriend the kooky fundamentalist wing of Christianity instead of simply charting their own path and leaving them behind.

btw...i would like to hear what you think about my recent post about political stuff.

Rhett Smith

so unbelievable...sort of reminds me of Jesus protecting the conservative traditions, rather than confronting social justice issues in public (oh, I don't know: the woman caught in adultery, Sabbath keeping, etc.)...oh wait....


Another World is Possible

Hey if you're a fan of Shane Claiborne and his book, then you should really check out the Another World is Possible DVD series. It's a multimedia project by Shane Claiborne and Jamie Moffett (co-founders of the Simple Way) that emerged in response to their belief that things are not right in the world, and that they don't have to stay that way. There are three DVD's, one on war, one on poverty, and one on creation. You can find out more about them at www.awip.us.

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