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March 14, 2008


Matthew 7:15 - "Beware of False Prophets who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves."

Matthew 24:24 - "For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible even the elect."

Your book astounds, and apalls me. It is nothing but liberal political propaganda using Christianity as a cloak, which angers me beyond words. The Lord says to render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's, and unto God that which is God's. To say that there is nothing in this world worth fighting for, is unbelievable. The Bible says in the end times, there will be many false prophets. Your book is a stain on Christianity, and a shameless propaganda tool. It spits in the face of those who throughout history have fought, and died for freedom, and the greater good of humanity. I am not defending the government, nor the war we are currently involved in; that is another subject. However, I am defending those, like my grandfather, who were willing to give it all to make this place we call a temporary home a better place to live. George Washington, an outspoken follower of the Lord Jesus Christ, led a revolution for freedom. He spoke of the love of the Lord and his disdain for war, but did what was necessary. I do not love war, I do not love killing, but we must do what we must, even if it involves warfare. The authors of this book owe an apology to those throughout history who have served in the defense of the defenseless. Your book focuses on the love of God, which is the key to Christianity, but leaves out the end result. He will come again to judge the earth, and rid it of evil.

"The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

Revelations 19:14-15 - "And the armies in Heaven, clothed in fine linen white, white and clean, followed him on white horses. Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself trends the wine press of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God."

Jesus is running for President? Wow! Interesting to hear that he's moved off of that "My Kingdom is not of this world" claptrap--that was sooooooooo 1st Century.

Wow, the book concisely put into words what I have struggled with for about 5 years. I left my 'Mennonite church' when it took up patriotic arms and forgot about being a peace church and I am now drifting attempting to find a fellowship home. As I struggle with this I am quit frankly overwhelmed. I have guilt in the destruction and sinfulness that our economic and political way of life has on the world but pragmatically how does one change in the overwhelming Babylon? Even the authors admit to compromising at some degree. Thankfully there is grace as we struggle through this. I look forward to a pragmatic follow up. Thanks for an awesome book.

Really tough (in a good, thought provoking way) book. Hope to see you on the "real" tour, but here is my blog tour post.

God Bless.

Just read it - have mixed feelings, but as usual with Claiborne, I'm challenged in a way that can only be good. What caught me off-guard about this book is that though there is talk of faith, miracles, and the prophetic, I see the solutions to the world's problems presented as humanism dressed up in Christianity. I hope that doesn't sound too harsh. I could definitely be wrong and hope I am about that, but maybe I'm just interpreting the authors' attempts to provide practical solutions to Christian counter-cultural living.

Any way, here's my review: http://jeffgoins.myadventures.org/index.asp?filename=jesus-for-president-review

Feel free to visit and give your own feedback, letting me know how wrong I am.

rather... MIS-interpreting... that's what I meant to say...

I have previously posted part 1 above but neglected to include the link I see.

In Part 1 I Share how my 17 year old son swiped my copy, the effects on him, and my initial thoughts on the book. It can be read at http://notesalongtheway.blogspot.com/2008/04/jesus-for-president-blog-tour.html

Having completed the book, I have posted my reflections at Jesus For President Blog Tour Part 2. http://notesalongtheway.blogspot.com/2008/06/jesus-for-president-blog-tour-part-2.html

Just posted a review on our online magazine. Check it out here: http://www.wreckedfortheordinary.com/category.asp?category=adventure&filename=jesus-for-president-long-live-the-slaughtered-lamb

I've been reading "The Irresistable Revolution" and now I understand why I feel closest to God, not in our stuffy congregation, but having spent 6 months living in a Hostel for the Homeless, and now in a Flat in what is understood to be "the most deprived area in Scotland"! God is so good!

On the first night of the tour, I just want to say God give you O.R. conspirators energy and peace and love every step of the way.

i went with a couple friends from church to the indianapolis stop. before this i had never heard of shane. i had a great time its awesome to hear someone who has the same ideals me and my friends have. in spite of how great it was i feel bad for chris, his dog ran off before they went on stage and during intermission they found out she was hit by a car. my prayers are with them.

I attended the session in Indianapolis. It is wonderful to imagine the influence these activities may have on our society. It has been 40 years(...of wandering in the desert?) since a 'movement' by young radicals with different ideas resulted in a downward spiral of our society, which continues. I pray for your success in arrival to the promise land.


Five Bad Ideas from the 1960s
A brief summary of points from our radio program "Baby Boomers Look Back."
Print this page Forward to a friend On Focus on the Family's radio program titled "Baby Boomers Look Back," Dr. James Dobson identifies five major cultural shifts which gained popular acceptance in the late 1960s. These cultural shifts can be expressed in the following ways:

"Drug usage makes for great recreational sport, especially when you're young."

"God is dead. May He rest in peace."

"Premarital, extramarital and perverted sex are moral and healthy if done 'properly' and with mutual consent."

"Radical feminism offers the only justice and equality for women."

"Divorce is an easy way out for the frustrated, disappointed or adventuresome."

I attended the part of Jesus for President event here in Pittsburgh (I only stayed for the first half -- left after a four person all white male band got up for intermission). I went because I was curious to hear Shane Claiborne, as I hear is being talked about as the next Jim Wallis.

I felt a bit like an anthropologist looking in...in many ways it had the same energy as Sojourners worship in 1980, same emphasis, same age group, and a very white crowd in a mixed neighborhood. But what puzzled me was how male those up front were -- which leads me to wonder, does this new "reimaging" have no role for women but to sell T-shirts in the back?....at least women were up front at Sojourners 30 years ago.

I echo many of the comments already made. I, too, have been seriously challenged and influenced by Shane Claiborne's books, but I, too, wonder how it differs from the best liberal thought. Of course, maybe Jesus was a liberal radical.

Anyways, I've been blogging on and off about the effects this book has had on me and where it has led my thinking, since April 15th, at my blog: www.spirituality-psychology.blogspot.com. I welcome visitors!

I think it is great that you are spreading new of social activism...but Jesus wasn't always a peacemaker. Wasn't it Jesus who violently threw the tables over in the temple? Peace at times comes through overthrowing of evil, just as Jesus overthrew the tax collectors in the temple. Also revelation dives much deeper into wars for faith. I encourage you to not take "samples" from the Bible to push your agenda, but rather look at Jesus in EVERYTHING he did. Yes I am for peace, as was Jesus, but peace will never be reached as long as evil is allowed to go unchecked. Jesus became angry, Jesus even became violent at times, but he did it not in sin, but to punish those who were doing evil things. I think the book conveniently leaves that part out.

Great, another nut. The last thing we need is more talk about jesus. We need to end the ridiculous war waged between religions to attain peace, not talk more about zealous preaching of outdated philosophy.

If Jesus was elected, he would officially be the first Jewish President!

Would love to see chapter and verse on how Jesus "stood up to the romans"

Outdated philosophy?? I am not attaching any commentary or philosophy to my wording. It comes straight from the Bible. Yes the Bible is dated, it is incredibly old in terms of years, but don't take it and twist it and call it outdated. Christianity is not a religion, being a christ follower is about a relationship with our lord and savior and wanting to be more like him. But being more like him involves looking at everything he did- not just the things he did that fit nice and neat with the lifestyle i want to live. As far as calling me a nut- good job there, you are just like Christ.

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