Review of Red Letter Revolution

Meet the Authors Shane Claiborne is a founder of The Simple Way, a New Monastic community in inner city Philadelphia that has helped to birth and connect radical faith communities around the world.  He "writes and travels extensively speaking about peacemaking, social justice, and Jesus."  Claiborne is the co-author of several previous books, including The Irresistible Revolution (2006 with Jim Wallis), Jesus for President (2008 with Chris Haw) and Common Prayer (2010 with Jonathan Read More …

Tax Day Responsibility and Reform

Today, Monday, April 18, 2011, is tax day.  We all got an extra three days to file our federal returns this year thanks to Emancipation Day, an obscure Washington, D.C., holiday that celebrates the freeing of slaves in the district (the holiday fell on Saturday but was observed on Friday).  By the end of the day, however, it is our responsibility to have filed a return or an extension. Shane Claiborne  is a founder of The Simple Way, an advocate of non-violence, and a popular author and Read More …

Reflections on 75 Recently Published Books

Over the last year and a half (roughly 75 weeks), I have posted my reflections on 75 recently published books.  I encourage you to browse the list as you think of your reading list for 2011.  Each title is linked to my review. Author Title Year Allison, Jay and Gediman, Dan, eds. This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable American Men and Women 2006 Allison, Jay and Gediman, Dan, eds. This I Believe II: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable American Read More …

Review of Common Prayer

Shane Claiborne, Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, and Enuma Okoro.  Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals.  Zondervan: 2010.  ISBN: 9780310326199. Meet the Authors/Compilers Shane Claiborne is a founder of  The Simple Way, a New Monastic community in inner city Philadelphia that has helped to birth and connect radical faith communities around the world. He is the author of The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical. Claiborne is the co-author of Jesus for President: Read More …