Shaine Claiborne, Man I Love This Guy!!

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This is Shaine Claiborne. A founding member of the Simple Way Community. This summer he is launching a Jesus For President Tour. Keep your eyes open for this one. A must see!!! He wrote this litany of Resistance. Awesome.

Jesus For President Litany of ResistanceCreated with the help of our friends Jim Loney (CPT Reservist) and Brian Walsh (activist theologian)————————–One:     Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world

All:      Have mercy on us

One:     Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world

All:      Free us from the bondage of sin and death

One:     Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the worldAll:      Hear our prayer. Grant us peace. One: For the victims of war

All: Have mercy

One: Women, men and children

All: Have mercy

One: The maimed and the crippled

All: Have mercy

One: The abandoned and the homeless

All: Have mercy

One: the imprisoned and the tortured

All: Have mercy

One: The widowed and the orphaned

All: Have mercy

One: The bleeding and the dying

All: Have mercy

One: The weary and the desperate

All: Have mercy

One: The lost and the forsaken

All: Have mercy

 One:   O God — Have mercy on  us sinners

All:     Forgive us for we know not what we do

One:    For our scorched and blackened earth

All:     Forgive us

One:    For the scandal of billions wasted in war

All:     Forgive us

One:     For our arms makers and arms dealersAll:      Forgive us One:    For our Caesars and HerodsAll:      Forgive us One:     For the violence that is rooted in our heartsAll:      Forgive us      One:     For the times we turn others into enemiesAll:      Forgive us One:     Deliver us, O GodAll:      Guide our feet into the way of peaceOne:     Hear our prayer.  All:      Grant us peace. One:     From the arrogance of power

All:      Deliver us

One:     From the myth of redemptive violence

All:      Deliver us

One:     From the tyranny of greed

All:      Deliver us

One:     From the ugliness of racism

All:      Deliver us

One:     From the cancer of hatred

All:      Deliver us

One:     From the seduction of wealth

All:      Deliver us

One:     From the addiction of control

All:      Deliver us

One:     From the idolatry of nationalism

All:      Deliver us

One:     From the paralysis of cynicism

All:      Deliver us

One:     From the violence of apathy

All:      Deliver us

One:     From the ghettos of poverty

All:      Deliver us

One:     From the ghettos of wealth

All:      Deliver us

One:     From a lack of imaginationAll:      Deliver usOne:     Deliver us, O God All:      Guide our feet into the way of peaceOne:     We will not conform to the patterns of this world All:      Let us be transformed by the renewing of our mindsOne:     With the help of God’s grace All:      Let us resist evil wherever we find it One:     With the waging of war

All:      We will not comply

One:     With the legalization of murderAll:      We will not complyOne:     With the slaughter of innocents

All:      We will not comply

One:     With laws that betray human life

All:      We will not comply

One:     With the destruction of community

All:      We will not comply

One:     With the pointing finger and malicious talk

All:      We will not comply

One:     With the idea that happiness must be purchased

All:      We will not comply

One:     With the ravaging of the earthAll:      We will not comply     One:     With principalities and powers that oppress

All:      We will not comply

One:     With the destruction of peoples

All:      We will not comply

One:     With the raping of women

All:      We will not comply

One:     With governments that kill

All:      We will not comply

One:     With the theology of empire

All:      We will not comply

One:     With the business of militarism

All:      We will not comply    

One:     With the hoarding of riches

All:      We will not comply    

One:     With the dissemination of fearAll:      We will not comply One: Today we pledge our ultimate allegiance… to the Kingdom of God

All: We pledge allegiance

One: To a peace that is not like Rome’s

All: We pledge allegiance

One:  To the Gospel of enemy love

All: We pledge allegiance

One:  To the Kingdom of the poor and brokenAll: We pledge allegianceOne:  To a King that loves his enemies so much he died for them 

 

All: We pledge allegiance

One:  To the least of these, with whom Christ dwells

All: We pledge allegiance

One:  To the transnational Church that transcends the artificial borders of nations

All: We pledge allegiance

One:  To the refugee of Nazareth

All: We pledge allegiance

One:  To the homeless rabbi who had no place to lay his head

All: We pledge allegiance

One:  To the cross rather than the sword

All: We pledge allegiance

One:  To the banner of love above any flag

All: We pledge allegiance

One:  To the one who rules with a towel rather than an iron fist

All: We pledge allegiance

One:  To the one who rides a donkey rather than a war-horse

All: We pledge allegiance

One:  To the revolution that sets both oppressed and oppressors free

All: We pledge allegiance

One:  To the Way that leads to life

All: We pledge allegiance

One:  To the Slaughtered Lamb

All: We pledge allegiance

One:  And together we proclaim his praises, from the margins of the empire to the centers of wealth and power

All: Long Live the Slaughtered Lamb

One:  Long Live the Slaughtered Lamb

All: Long Live the Slaughtered Lamb

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2 Comments

  1. I puffy heart LOVE Claiborne!!

  2. Thanks for your blog post about Jesus for President! I just wanted to let you know there are 2 videos of Shane speaking about Jesus for President, plus audio clips, visuals, and a blog tour at this link:

    http://zondervan.typepad.com/zondervan/2008/03/jesus-for-pre-1.html

    Please feel free to join the blog tour.

    Blessings,

    Amy


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