A Humbled Resistance

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A Humbled Resistance

An Examination and Response to Shane Claiborne’s

The Irresistible Revolution and Jesus for President (with Chris Haw)

by T. A. Ragsdale

"You Just Don’t Get It" –before you send that email

I’ve attempted to break up the full response into bite-sized chunks below. I hope that you will find it helpful. I am attempting to represent Claiborne fairly, so please let me know if you find errors or misrepresentations.



Claiborne’s Contributions

Which Son Are You?

A Wise Start

Something More

Other Good Stuff

… But I Have These Things Against You

Truth and Theology/Doctrine


Who Is Jesus?

What is the Gospel?

What is Evangelism?

What About Sin?

What About Hell?

Calcutta and the Great Omission

What are Repentance and Conversion?

Wealth and Redistribution

Tithes and Offerings

Legalism and Credibility

War and Violence

Sticking it to the Man Empire

Biblical Texts Examined

The Rich Young Ruler

Careless/Misleading Proof Texting

Closing Comments and Exhortations



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