Shane Claiborne

Shane Claiborne

Shane Claiborne, whose ministry experience ranges from working alongside Mother Teresa in Calcutta to serving a mega-congregation in Chicago, will give a lecture, “Christianity and American Citizenship: Jesus for President,” on Oct. 17 at Whitworth University.

Casey Andrews, an associate professor of English at Whitworth, said in a press release that Claiborne is one of the leading national voices among young Evangelicals today.

“With wit, humor, and the enthusiasm of a Baptist preacher, Shane insists that the Christian life must be a loving, prophetic critique of the church’s entanglement with America,” Andrews said. “In this election season, when Christians are wooed by politicians, Shane urges believers to pledge their allegiance first and foremost to Jesus Christ and to resist the allures of power, money, and military might. I believe that Shane will offer a fresh and challenging vision for followers of Christ by calling for a Kingdom politics that resists the politics of our world.”

Claiborne is a founding partner of The Simple Way, a group that creates and connects radical faith communities around the world, and he was also featured in the DVD series, “Another World is Possible.” He is the author of several books, including “Jesus for President,” “Becoming the Answer to Our Prayers” and “The Irresistible Revolution.”

His lecture will take place at Whitworth’s Robinson Teaching Theatre in Weyerhaeuser Hall at 7 p.m. Admission is free. For more information call (509) 777-4937.

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