Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Jesus for President

"A different kind of campaign. A different kind of party. A different kind of Commander in Chief."

Jesus for President? No, it's not the Billy Bragg & Wilco song, that's "Christ for President."
Rather, "Jesus for President" is
a summer 2008 tour and the title of a forthcoming book by Shane Claiborne and Chris Haw (Zondervan, 2008. It also will include a "Litany of Resistance" created by Claiborne and Haw with the help of Jim Loney (CPT Reservist) and Brian Walsh (activist theologian) as an appendix).
It looks interesting. The title has me a little nervous, I am interested in what they mean by "Jesus for President." Would Jesus run for president? Also the online summary of Section 4 of the book reads,
"the question is not are we political, but how are we political" which sounds vaguely familiar to a quote from Hauerwas and Willimon's "Resident Aliens." I am concerned about what they mean by "political" and what they would put forward as to "how" we should be political.
I guess I'll have to wait until the book comes out, but, as I said, it looks interesting. Check out the website and let me know what you think.