Thursday, 19 January 2012

Shane Claiborne on Christ at the Checkpoint 2012

Sometimes folks ask me if I’ve spoken at any conferences that I get excited about. I’ll be speaking more than 150 times this next year in about a dozen countries — at all sorts of events from a Spanish speaking conference in Florida to an economic think-tank in DC to schools here in North Philly and 30,000 Lutherans in New Orleans.

This year is going to be a blast. I decided to make a list of a few of the events that are real highlights for me in 2012. They are each unique and innovative, and a couple are in their infancy.

  Christ at the Checkpoint  —Named after the reality that Jesus would have a hard time making the Gospel pilgrimage because of the walls and checkpoints in the Holy Land, this gathering will address one of the most urgent justice issues of our day  —the conflict between Israel and Palestine. It will be an honor to join some of the sharpest thinkers and theologians in Bethlehem to address this struggle. 

The Spirit is moving in a wild and wonderful way. I hope to see you at one of these events… or somewhere else along the way in 2012.

Shane Claiborne is a Red Letter Christian and a founding partner of The Simple Way community, a radical faith community that lives among and serves the homeless in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia. He is the co-author, with Chris Haw, of Jesus for President.

Source: Sojourners

Delighted to see even Hal Lindsey gives us a mention.