Recently a friend posted on Facebook: “Remember that we are human. Before you judge us or decide how you’ll deal with us, walk awhile in our shoes. If you choose to judge us still, we have one request. Take the time to learn the facts, then judge us for who we are and not for who you think we are.”
I know I won’t see you do this, but by a show of hands, who has had to face a challenge bravely even though other people didn’t understand?
While you were facing that situation, what feelings did you experience?
Posted on Saturday, November 24, 2012
in Reviews, Spiritual, Values
Shane Claiborne and Tony Campolo wrote this book as a dialogue. Their hope is their conversation provides us with insight as we seek to live the teachings of Jesus.
Introduction: Why This Book?
“Whenever the word evangelical is used these days, a stereotype comes to mind…Trying to escape that definition, a group of us gathered together to adopt a new name for ourselves: Red Letter Christians.
Starting in 1899, Bibles have been published that highlight the words of Jesus in red. We adopted the name Red Letter Christians not only to differentiate ourselves from the social values generally associated with evangelicals but also to emphasize that we are Christians who take the radical teachings of Jesus seriously and who are committed to living them out in our everyday lives.”
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Red Letter Revolution by Shane Claiborne and Tony Campolo
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Posted on Tuesday, November 6, 2012
in How To, Relational, Social, Spiritual, Values
Christians: Unite To Pray
Let’s not let partisan politics separate us from one another and from God.
Let’s pray, and…
When we pray let’s remember that real power in this world — the power to save, to transform, to change — ultimately rests not in political parties or presidents or protests but in the life, the death, and the resurrection of Jesus.
When we pray let’s remember that, through the Holy Spirit, this power dwells within otherwise ordinary people who continue the mission of Jesus: preaching good news to the poor, freeing the captives, giving sight to the blind, releasing the oppressed, and proclaiming the year of the Lord’s favor (Luke 4:16-21).
I want to start a petition so Twitter.com offers a one-time-use 313 character exception!
On Twitter I follow family and friends, athletes and musicians, world-changers, and beat writers, but nothing, nothing, nothing has made me wanna tweet and re-tweet more than this:
“Gently encourage the stragglers, and reach out for the exhausted, pulling them to their feet. Be patient with each person, attentive to individual needs. And be careful that when you get on each other’s nerves you don’t snap at each other. Look for the best in each other, and always do your best to bring it out.” 1