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Audio: Shane Claiborne on NPR’s Speaking of Faith

Here’s the summary that Speaking of Faith posted about Krista Tippett’s conversation with Red Letter Christian Shane Claiborne:

Shane Claiborne is an original voice, a creative spirit, in a gathering movement of young people known as the “new monastics.” With virtues like simplicity and imagination, they are engaging great contradictions of our culture – beginning with the gap between the churches they were raised in, the needs of the poor, and the “loneliness” they find in our culture’s vision of adulthood.


+ Download mp3 audio of the broadcast (49MB 53:18)
+ Listen to a streaming audio version (53:00)
+ Read and learn more on Speaking of Faith’s Web site, including
+ Full, unedited audio of Krista Tippett’s interviews with Shane

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posted May 22, 2007 at 4:39 am

Can you say “The Gay Agenda?” Abortion on demand? Marxism? How many things are preached by red letter activists that are not supported from the “Red Letters” of the Gospels? Listen to them and read along.

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posted May 22, 2007 at 2:40 pm

I have been listening to the broad cast and it was fascinating. By the way, thanks for weighing in Donny. We can always rely on you to be consistent.

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Will H.

posted May 22, 2007 at 5:55 pm

Donny, where do the “Red Letters” condone capitalism?

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posted May 22, 2007 at 6:10 pm

Preach on brotha Shane! :)

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posted May 22, 2007 at 6:14 pm

Donny – it’s plain as day – RED letter Christians – not white letter or green letter. RED letter – what more proof of their Marxist leanings does anyone need? :)

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posted May 22, 2007 at 9:06 pm

I didn’t have to time listen to the whole thing, but the first 20 minutes where pretty inspiring. I’m impressed by Shane’s work.

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posted May 22, 2007 at 9:28 pm

I am currently reading his book – it is challenging. Regardless of where you are on the spiritual and/or political spectrum the Simple Way that he lives will challenge the heart that is open to God’s possibilities. peace

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Matt Channing

posted May 22, 2007 at 10:31 pm

Donny: The gay agenda (as told to me by an actual gay person)– 1. Pick up dry cleaning 2. Cut grass 3. Make dinner. 4. Pray that someday the Christians in this country start walking the walk and treat EVERYONE with a little common decency and respect accorded by basic human dignity. 5. Walk dog.

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posted May 22, 2007 at 10:57 pm

thank you Matt!

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posted May 23, 2007 at 3:09 am

Nice matt. p

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posted May 23, 2007 at 8:26 pm

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posted May 24, 2007 at 7:40 am

By the way, thanks for weighing in Donny. We can always rely on you to be consistent. Sarasotakid | And, in this case, entirely off the topic.

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