Like any introvert worth their salt, I’ve been thinking a lot lately. Specifically, I’ve been processing a lot in the world. And honestly, it’s caused me a bit of anguish. I’m trying to lament these feelings and allow Jesus to shape me in this space. In that vein, I thought I’d share five tweets I’ve read recently that I think are worth considering.
1 – The Counterculture of Following Christ
I choose to live my life unarmed.— Brian Zahnd (@BrianZahnd) June 23, 2022
I do so because in my long and winding journey, I’ve come to understand that to live gently in a violent world is part of the counterculture of following Christ.
I realize how controversial this view is—especially amongst Christians—but I really do wonder how radically different (and healthier) our Christianity would be if we decided to try it without guns. I believe this is one of the biggest spiritual blindspots for the Church in America. What would it look like for us to live gently in a violent world?(more…)