Monday, May 19, 2008
Jesus for President
"Jesus for President" is the title of Shane Claiborne's new book and I am SO excited to read it! YOU should read it too!
I saw Shane speak tonight and it was awesome.
Some key points that I jotted down on a scrap piece of paper during the lecture/sermon/whatever it was...
* In Luke 7 when John the Baptist asks if Jesus is "the one", Jesus tells the disciples to report back to John what they "SAW" and what they "HEARD". Jesus didn't go around town shouting out that He was the Messiah (actually He didn't want that at all...). People should be able to know we follow Christ because they can SEE it and HEAR it from our lives.
* With that said, Shane says, " We (Christians) shout so loudly with our mouths, and live so ugly with our lives."
* In a poll taken by the average American questioning them with, "What is the first thing you think of when you think of a Christian", the top three answers were:
1 - Anti-gay
2 - Judgmental
3 - Hypocrites
...great reputations we have.
* Shane says, "If there was ever a picture of "just" war, it would have been Peter protecting Jesus (who was innocent) in the garden. But when Peter cuts off the soldiers ear, Jesus scolds him."
...Shane says no war, no violence (just in case you are wondering...)
Anyway, it was great, he's great, pick up the book...but start with Irresistible Revolution if you haven't read that one yet. I am sure my blog will be full of Shane quotes in the coming days, yay!