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Was Jesus Naive?

Was Jesus Naive?

I've been reflecting on last week's post and the response I've gotten to it. 

The thing is, the more I talk about nonviolence the more I realize that a lot of Christians think Jesus was a nice guy with a good heart but his ideas don't really work in the "real world."

The problem is part of following Jesus is believing that his "way" in the world his a viable political option. That's what it means to call him Lord.

Nonviolent Social Resistance

Nonviolent Social Resistance

With all of the uproar over the #TakeAKnee protests across the NFL it could me thinking about the conversation we have been having about nonviolent social resistance in the book of Jeremiah.  In chapter 29, God's advice to the exiles taken into Babylon is to build a house, plant a garden, celebrate weddings, and pray for the peace of the city. This is what Daniel L Christopher-Smith calls a manifesto for "nonviolent social resistance" and this is still exactly what we are called today.