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By Anonym 13 Sep

Shane Claiborne

As an American, and especially as a Christian, I am convinced that a love for our own people is not a bad thing, but love doesn't stop at borders. Love is infinitely boundless and all about holy trespassing and offensive friendships.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Shane Claiborne

Jesus still has a really great reputation and the Spirit is still moving. I've got a lot of hope for a generation that takes Jesus seriously, once again.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Shane Claiborne

Faith is being idealistic, because we have made an idol out of the status quo.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Shane Claiborne

Sometimes people call folks here at the Simple Way saints. Usually they either want to applaud our lives and live vicariously through us, or they want to write us off as superhuman and create a safe distance. One of my favorite quotes, written on my wall here in bold black marker, is from Dorothy Day: "Don't call us saints; we don't want to be dismissed that easily

By Anonym 13 Sep

Shane Claiborne

I do believe that the Church is God's primary instrument for ushering in the Kingdom (God's dream) on earth as it is in heaven, but God is not limited to use only the Church, or only Christians for that matter.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Shane Claiborne

the church was an international institution long before globalization.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Shane Claiborne

If you have two coats you have stolen one. We have no right to have more than we need when someone else has less than they need.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Shane Claiborne

We can tell the world that there is life after death, but the world really seems to be wondering if there is life before death.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Shane Claiborne

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

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 17 Sep

Shane Claiborne

Most good things have already been said far too many times and just need to be lived.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Shane Claiborne

God doesn't want to change the world without you.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Shane Claiborne

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Shane Claiborne

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

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 14 Sep

Shane Claiborne

It is the church's job, as Dr. [Martin Luther] King says, to be the conscience of the state, not the chaplain of the state.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Shane Claiborne

Sometimes our tunnel vision is limited to what we see outside our window. Until racial injustice becomes personal then I don't think it moves us in our gut.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Shane Claiborne

There is a certain power when old and young come together - we can do more together than we can on our own.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Shane Claiborne

MOST of the ugliness in the human narrative comes from a distorted quest to possess beauty. COVETING begins with appreciating blessings: MURDER begins with a hunger for justice. LUST begins with a recognition of beauty. GLUTTONY begins when our enjoyment of the delectable gifts of GOD starts to consume us. IDOLATRY begins when our seeing a reflection of God in something beautiful leads to our thinking that the beautiful image bearer is worthy of WORSHIP.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Shane Claiborne

The world of efficiency and anonymity dehumanises us. We have to ask who the invisible people are. Who makes our clothes? Who picks our vegetables? And how are they treated?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Shane Claiborne

We're remembering both the good and the bad in our history together in this world. This isn't an attempt to make people feel bad every morning and to force them to go stick their fingers in a wall socket. We chose these things we included as a way to point people toward the possibility of transformation even while remembering the great pain we have experienced as humanity.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Shane Claiborne

There is a movement bubbling up that goes beyond cynicism and celebrates a new way of living, a generation that stops complaining about the church it sees and becomes the church it dreams of.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Shane Claiborne

I'm just not convinced that Jesus is going to say, "When I was hungry, you gave a check to the United Way and they fed me.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Shane Claiborne

A lot of times people say whatever the government touches, they don't do that well, so why would we trust them with the power over life and death? Do we really believe the system is that perfect that it won't make any mistakes? You can't reverse these mistakes.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Shane Claiborne

Love has no limits. Compassion has no party. It is the responsibility of every human being and every institution to end poverty and to interrupt injustice.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Shane Claiborne

God comforts the disturbed and disturbs the comfortable.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Shane Claiborne

When we really began executions rather than lynchings, black folks were 22% of our population in 1950, for instance, but they were 75% of the executions. Now, African-Americans are 13% of the population, but they're still almost half of death row, and over a third of the executions. 34% of the executions are black folks. So, like, I mean, things like the race of the victim is one of the biggest determinants of who gets executed.

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 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 14 Sep

Shane Claiborne

It's always a good idea to have a nun next to you when you get arrested!

By Anonym 15 Sep

Shane Claiborne

When one in three Black men are in prison, those larger systemic injustices become a part of what it means to love our neighbor as ourself. We care about dismantling institutional racism. That begins in relationships when you see injustice happen.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Shane Claiborne

Money has power. And so withholding money has power too, especially when a bunch of people do it together.

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

Mother Theresa always said, "Calcuttas are everywhere if only we have eyes to see. Find your Calcutta.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Shane Claiborne

I wondered if there were other restless people asking the question with me: What if Jesus meant the stuff he said?.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Shane Claiborne

Today the logic goes something like this: 'Calling a ruler Son of God is out of style. No one really does that nowadays. We can support a president while also worshiping Jesus as the Son of God.' But how is this possible? For one says that we must love our enemies, and the other says we must kill them; one promotes the economics of competition, while the other admonishes the forgiveness of debts. To which do we pledge allegiance?

By Anonym 20 Sep

Shane Claiborne

While most activists could use a good dose of gentleness, I think most believers could use a good dose of holy anger.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Shane Claiborne

The history of the church has been largely a history of "believers" refusing to believe in the way of the crucified Nazarene and instead giving in to the very temptations he resisted--power, relevancy, spectacle.

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 13 Sep

Shane Claiborne

As my friend said that when people say the church is full of hypocrites, he says we always have room for more.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Shane Claiborne

God's people are not to accumulate stuff for tomorrow but to share indiscriminately with the scandalous and holy confidence that God will provide for tomorrow. Then we need not stockpile stuff in barns or a 401(k), especially when there is someone in need.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Shane Claiborne

When you look at the Bible, and I read the Bible very seriously, for a lot of my life, I believed the Bible ordained the death penalty, and the Bible seemed to be very clear about that. But the more I look, the more troubled I became because it's not that simple. In the Bible, there's some 30 death-worth crimes, like working on the Sabbath, or disrespecting your parents. Are we that fundamental that we should bring back that death penalty?

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 14 Sep

Shane Claiborne

Prayer is not so much about convincing God to do what we want God to do as it is about convincing ourselves to do what God wants us to do.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Shane Claiborne

How ironic is it to see a bumper sticker that says 'Jesus is the answer' next to a bumper sticker supporting the war in Iraq, as if to says 'Jesus is the answer - but not in the real world.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Shane Claiborne

What the Black lives matter movement is doing is they are making it personal. They are making it hash tagged, exposing the racial injustice that continues to haunt our country in a way that you can't ignore. There is power in injustice becoming personal.

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

In fact, the Gospel shows us change comes from the bottom rather than the top, from an old rugged cross rather than a gold royal throne.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Shane Claiborne

All around you, people will be tiptoeing through life, just to arrive at death safely. But dear children, do not tiptoe. Run, hop, skip, or dance, just don't tiptoe.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Shane Claiborne

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