Un-Radical

Radical NoGo to Amazon.com, and type in the words “Radical Christianity.”  You will find many popular titles that discuss radical discipleship and which call Christians to become radical.  Don’t read them.

The call of Jesus is to die.  Die to your old life and be born again to a new normal.  This call is not radical, it’s normal.  If you try to be radical, you will be simply trying to add something to the life you are already living.  You will fail.  You need to die.

Jesus said, “Repent!” “Change!” Repent of what; change what?  Repent of your bad religion and bad politics.  Jesus calls us to an un-kingdom life, which is the opposite of life in the kingdoms of this world.  His is an un-kingdom of love, peace, mutuality, and solidarity.  This is the call of Jesus the un-king.  It is a call to the normal Christian life, not a radical one.

© Paul Dordal, 2015

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