Tag Archives: Shane Claiborne

Belief or Discipleship?

Following Jesus Belief or Discipleship? Tuesday, January 22, 2019 I often say that we do not think ourselves into a new way of living, but we live ourselves into a new way of thinking. I’m not suggesting that theory and theology are unimportant; but I believe that faith is more about how we live on… Continue Reading Belief or Discipleship?

Thy Kingdom Come

Contemplation in Action: Week 2 Thy Kingdom Come Sunday, July 2, 2017 Shane Claiborne is a young friend of mine and a living example of the integration of action and contemplation. Shane is a founding partner of The Simple Way, a faith community in inner-city Philadelphia that has helped birth and connect radical faith communities… Continue Reading Thy Kingdom Come

Action and Contemplation: Week 2 Summary

Action and Contemplation: Week 2 Summary: Sunday, May 15-Friday, May 20, 2016 Moses takes spirituality and social engagement together from the very beginning. As Moses hides his face from the burning bush, God commissions him to confront the pharaoh of Egypt and tell him to stop oppressing the enslaved Hebrews. (Sunday) “To be fully human… Continue Reading Action and Contemplation: Week 2 Summary

Both: Praying and Doing

Action and Contemplation: Week 2 Both: Praying and Doing Friday, May 20, 2016 I think one major reason why only a minority of people work for peace and justice is that most of us have tragically ingested the postmodern Apocalypse Now, Armageddon, “Late Great Planet Earth” view of history. This focus has taken away all… Continue Reading Both: Praying and Doing

Action and Contemplation: Week 1 Summary

Action and Contemplation: Week 1 Summary: Sunday, May 8-Friday, May 13, 2016 If we are going to have truly prophetic people who go beyond the categories of liberal and conservative, we have to teach them some way to integrate their activism with the contemplative stance toward life. (Sunday) I think some form of contemplative practice… Continue Reading Action and Contemplation: Week 1 Summary

Diversity in Community

Community Diversity in Community Friday, April 22, 2016 Most of our churches are rather homogeneous. Yet church, of all places, should be inclusive and reflective of our diverse and complex world. Shane Claiborne describes the all too familiar scene: We are always most comfortable around people who are like us. I think that’s true of… Continue Reading Diversity in Community

Universal Reality

Community Universal Reality Thursday, April 21, 2016 Almost all primal and traditional societies, which is most of humanity since the beginning of time, have believed that meaning is not created or manufactured by the individual; meaning is discovered, and because it is universal, it will be discovered by many others too. That is the basis… Continue Reading Universal Reality

Science: Week 2 Summary

Science: Week 2 Summary: Sunday, November 8-Friday, November 13, 2015 “The resurrection recapitulates the whole evolutionary emergent creation as a forward movement to become something new, a new heaven and a new earth.” —Ilia Delio (Sunday) Science is finding that the world is an integrated whole rather than separated parts. (Monday) “Interconnectedness lies at the… Continue Reading Science: Week 2 Summary

the Mendicant, April 2015, Vol. 5, No. 2

Click here to read the April 2015 Mendicant. This issue features: Richard Rohr, “Desert Christianity and the Eastern Fathers of the Church” Interview: Shane Claiborne A Letter from CAC Executive Director: Michael Poffenberger

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