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By Anonym 13 Sep

Shane Claiborne

Every 70-year-old needs a young person in their lives to mentor, and every 20-year-old needs a senior.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Shane Claiborne

There's an understanding of common prayer that I think we're seeing grow, more and more. When I travel, I hear from people who are deeply touched that our common prayer takes time to remember some of the terrible tragedies that have happened around the world.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Shane Claiborne

So even as we see the horror of death, may we be reminded that in the end, love wins. Mercy triumphs. Life is more powerful than death. And even those who have committed great violence can have the image of God come to life again within them as they hear the whisper of love. May the whisper of love grow louder than the thunder of violence. May we love loudly.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Shane Claiborne

This is what Jesus had in mind: folks coming together, forming close-knit communities and meeting each other's needs-- no kings, no major welfare systems, no presidents necessary. His is a theology and practice for the people of God, not a set of suggestions for empire.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Shane Claiborne

It is the church's responsibility, the government's responsibility, and the personal responsibility of every one of us to love.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Shane Claiborne

The more you look at the death penalty, that's where you see that we're actually not killing the worst of the worst. We're killing the poorest of the poor. Where actually one of the biggest determinants of who gets executed is how many resources they have to defend themselves.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Shane Claiborne

It is a beautiful thing when folks in poverty are no longer just a missions project but become genuine friends and family with whom we laugh, cry, dream and struggle.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Shane Claiborne

When we ask God to move a mountain, God may give us a shovel.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Shane Claiborne

I moved to Philadelphia to go to school at Eastern partly because I wanted to study the Bible and I also went to study sociology. I like how Karl Barth said we have to read the Bible in one hand and the newspaper in the other so that our faith doesn't just become a ticket into heaven and a license to ignore the world around us.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Shane Claiborne

The true atheist is the one who refuses to see God's image in the face of their neighbour.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Shane Claiborne

The lives of the thirty thousand children who die of starvation each day is like 6 september 11ths every single day, a silent tsunami that happens every week.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Shane Claiborne

There is nothing more sickening than talking about poverty over a fancy dinner.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Shane Claiborne

We see God all the time here. People only hear bad things about our neighborhood. Kensington is known as the badlands. I always say you have to be careful when you call a place the badlands because that is exactly what they said about Nazareth. Nothing good can come from there. I think we see God in the margins.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Shane Claiborne

We have a relational problem with those who are suffering or who are different from us. All of us are most comfortable around people who are like us culturally and economically.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Shane Claiborne

There are some  -  called 'death fatigue'  -  people who just grow so tired of death, so they don't want to keep perpetuating death and creating more victims and more anger and more pain. They want to heal from that, and I think that's exactly what God wants to do. And, interestingly enough, that's part of what God's original law was doing with the 'eye for an eye' thing. It was actually to limit the patterns of retaliation and then to begin to heal from that.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Shane Claiborne

We need to be politically engaged, but peculiar in how we engage. Jesus and the early Christians had a marvelous political imagination. They turned all the presumptions and ideas of power and blessing upside down.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Shane Claiborne

That is the power of the Eucharist. At the communion table you have rich and poor together in the early church and they were being challenged.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Shane Claiborne

The question for me is not are we political, but how are we political? We need to be politically engaged, but peculiar in how we engage.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Shane Claiborne

If you have the gift of frustration and the deep sense that the world is a mess, thank God for that; not everyone has that gift of vision. It also means that you have a responsibility to lead us in new ways.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Shane Claiborne

People always want to define you by what you do. I started saying: ‘i am not too concerned with what i’m going to do. I am more interested in who i am becoming. I want to be a lover of God and people.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Shane Claiborne

I think we've misinterpreted some of the scriptures to justify the death penalty. So whereas a lot of folks in America feel like we can do far better justice  -  it's more expensive to do the death penalty than the alternatives  -  there's so many reasons that people come to the conclusion to abolish the death penalty.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Shane Claiborne

We think of justice sometimes as getting what you deserve, you know  -  what crime was committed and what is the punishment for that crime. That's how a lot of the criminal justice works. But God's justice is restorative, so it's not as interested in those same questions of "What did they do wrong?" and "What is the punishment for that?" It's more about what harm was done and how do we heal that harm, and that's a much more redemptive version. So, it definitely doesn't turn a blind eye to harm, but it does say we want to heal the wounds of that.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Shane Claiborne

The problem is that the Chicken-Soup-for-the-Soul stuff may feel good, but none of that typical stuff helps when somebody in your neighborhood is murdered.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Shane Claiborne

The time has come for a new kind of conversation, a new kind of Christianity, a new kind of revolution.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Shane Claiborne

It's not that hard to say slavery is wrong after we've abolished it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Shane Claiborne

There are some Christians who totally disengage from politics and set their minds on heaven so much that their faith is so heavenly minded that it is no earthly good.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Shane Claiborne

Too often we just do what makes sense to us and ask God to bless it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Shane Claiborne

How can we worship a homeless man on Sunday and ignore one on Monday?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Shane Claiborne

Only Jesus would be crazy enough to suggest that if you want to become the greatest, you should become the least. Only Jesus would declare God's blessing on the poor rather than on the rich and would insist that it's not enough to just love your friends. I just began to wonder if anybody still believed Jesus meant those things he said.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Shane Claiborne

So if the world hates us, we take courage that it hated Jesus first. If you're wondering whether you'll be safe, just look at what they did to Jesus and those who followed him. There are safer ways to live than by being a Christian.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Shane Claiborne

We have placed such idolatrous faith in our ability to protect ourselves that we call it more courageous to die killing than to die loving.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Shane Claiborne

If the people of God were to transform the world through fascination, these amazing teachings had to work at the center of these peculiar people. Then we can look into the eyes of a centurion and see not a beast but a child of God, and then walk with that child a couple of miles. Look into the eys of tax collectors as they sue you in court; see their poverty and give them your coat. Look in to the eys of the ones who are hardest for you to like, and see the One you love. For God loves good and bad people.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Shane Claiborne

...I believe in a God of scandalous grace. I have pledged allegiance to a King who loved evildoers so much he died for them, teaching us that there is something worth dying for but nothing worth killing for.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Shane Claiborne

After all, what is crazier: one person owning the same amount of money as the combined economies of twenty-three countries, or suggesting that if we shared, there would be enough for everyone?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Shane Claiborne

There is extreme poverty in Appalachia, where I was, and increasingly poverty is not just an urban thing.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Shane Claiborne

I had come to see that the great tragedy in the church is not that rich Christians do not care about the poor but that rich Christians do not know the poor...I truly believe that when the rich meet the poor, riches will have no meaning. And when the rich meet the poor, we will see poverty come to an end.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Shane Claiborne

We have to use our discontentment to engage rather than disengage - our hope has to be more powerful than our cynicism.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Shane Claiborne

Rather than finding the devil "out there," we battle the devil within us. The revolution starts inside each of us.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Shane Claiborne

What is the point in calling anything God if it does not also hold sway in every part of one's life--especially one's politics?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Shane Claiborne

I have this certain reluctance when it comes to this idea that we are spiritual but not religious and we want Jesus but not the church. Why can't we have both?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Shane Claiborne

We do need to be born again, since Jesus said that to a guy named Nicodemus. But if you tell me I have to be born again to enter the Kingdom of God, I can tell you that you have to sell everything you have and give it to the poor, because Jesus said that to one guy, too. But I guess that's why God invented highlighers, so we can highlight the parts we like and ignore the rest.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Shane Claiborne

We can ignore suffering no matter where we live. There are people who live a few miles from me who never see much poverty or the injustices that live on our doorstep.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Shane Claiborne

[Mahatma] Ghandi said in a world with so many hungry people it just makes sense that God would come as food. God sent the living bread and the living water in a world where there is so much thirst and so much hunger.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Shane Claiborne

No one has seen God, but as we love one another, God lives in us.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Shane Claiborne

I always tell our community that we should attract the people Jesus attracted and frustrate the people Jesus frustrated. It's certainly never our goal to frustrate, but it is worth noting that the people who were constantly agitated were the self-righteous, religious elite, the rich, and the powerful. But the people who were fascinated by him, by his love and grace, were folks who were already wounded and ostracized — folks who didn't have much to lose, who already knew full well that they were broken and needed a Savior.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Shane Claiborne

Philadelphia caught my attention in 1995 when a group of homeless families were living in an abandoned cathedral. Even from the beginning they connected theology with what they were doing. They put a banner on the front of the cathedral that said, "How can we worship a homeless man on Sunday and ignore one on Monday.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Shane Claiborne

One by one, these disciples would infect the nations with grace. It wasn't a call to take the sword or the throne and force the world to bow. Rather, they were to live the contagious love of God, to woo the nations into a new future.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Shane Claiborne

To all my nonbelieving, sort-of-believing, and used-to-be-believing friends: I feel like I should begin with a confession. I am sorry that so often the biggest obstacle to God has been Christians.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Shane Claiborne

One of the great dangers in political engagement is misplaced hope.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Shane Claiborne

There is one big misunderstanding of the monastics leaving society.