Jesus For President

“Our president is not organising another political party, nope… not even running with Nader on the Green ticket. Jesus is forming a new kind of people, a different kind of party, whose peculiar politics are embodied in who we are. The church is a people called out of the world to embody a social alternative that the world cannot know on it’s own terms. We are not simply asking the government to be what God has commissioned the church to be. After all, even the best government cant legislate love. We can build hundreds of units of affordable housing (a good thing by the way) and people still might not have homes. We can provide universal health care and keep folks breathing longer (another nice move), but people can be breathing and still not truly be alive. We can create laws to enforce good behaviour, but no law has ever changed a human heart or reconciled a broken relationship. The church is not simple suggesting political alternatives. The church is embodying one.

[Shane Claiborne & Chris Haw, Jesus For President]


7 Responses to “Jesus For President”

  1. 1 Connor March 12, 2008 at 12:38 am

    i need to borrow this book

  2. 3 Jason March 12, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    Inspiring stuff as always Emma! Thanks for posting. If you get a chance, please check out the March 12th post on Perhaps you could get in contact with the photographer. You both have a similar passion it would seem!

  3. 4 emmsy March 13, 2008 at 11:22 am

    cheers for the link Jase!

  4. 5 Amy March 19, 2008 at 1:46 pm

    Thanks for your blog post about Jesus for President! I just wanted to let you know there are 2 videos of Shane speaking about Jesus for President, plus audio clips, visuals, and a blog tour at this link:

    Please feel free to join the blog tour.



  5. 6 emmsy March 19, 2008 at 11:19 pm

    @ amy: Thanks for the links! what’s your story, and how’d you find the post? always glad to get to know new folks!

  6. 7 Amy March 24, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    I was just looking for different blogs who posted something about Jesus for President and who have taken an interest in Shane and thought you might be interested in the blog tour. I hope that you enjoyed the book!

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