Mr. Shane Claiborne, best-selling author, speaker and activist, joined the Thrive with Asbury Seminary Podcast this week. Shane worked with Mother Teresa in Calcutta, and founded The Simple Way in Philadelphia. He heads up Red Letter Christians, a movement of folks who are committed to living “as if Jesus meant the things he said.” Shane is a champion for grace which has led him to jail advocating for the homeless, and to places like Iraq and Afghanistan to stand against war. Now grace fuels his passion to end the death penalty and help stop gun violence.
Shane has written many books, which we’ll link to in the show notes, but his most recent book is Beating Guns. In today’s conversation, we talk about what it means to live as if Jesus meant the things he said. Shane also shares his perspective on politics and gives some ways he believes Christians can engage in the political arena and offers advice for how we can maintain friendships when we encounter people who think differently than we do. We also talk about ways to love our neighbor and his work with The Simple Way.