Essay on The Irresistible Revolution : Living As An Ordinary Radical
Throughout the book often I felt like Shane interpreted the scripture very loosely in order to make his point. One of these starts fairly early when he is generalizing the state of the world and the mistakes and failings of the historical Christian church.
Christianity often has offered little to the world, other then the hope that things will be better in heaven. The Scriptures say that the entire creation groans for liberation and the echoes of that groaning can be heard in everything from hip-hop to Hollywood. Most Christian artists and preachers have remained strangely distant from human suffering, offering the world eternal assurance over prophetic imagination. Perhaps it should not surprise us that Jesus says that if the Christians remain silent, then the rocks will cry out. (Claiborne, 17)
What is Claiborne saying “remain silent” about? His own specific version of liberation and conversion of faith? Shane’s quotation of the bible story about the rocks crying out; (Luke…