September 12, 2008

A Sweet Documentary...

For those of you who know me well know that I've drawn lots of inspiration from a man named Shane Claiborne. I wanted to tell you all about a movie that is coming to KC for one night and is about Christians all over the country who are living in abandoned places of empire trying to be Jesus to all they encounter. It is beautiful and inspiring!  Read below for the info and hopefully I'll see you there!

What: Ordinary Radicals movie
Special Guests:  Director/co-founder of The Simple Way, Jamie Moffett, and author/interviewee, Zack Exley
When: Tuesday, Sept. 23rd
Where: Screenland theatres in the Crossroads
Directions: 1656 Washington Kansas City, MO 64108
Time: 7:30pm
Cost: 10 dollars
buy tickets at door or online:
***I'd recommend buying tickets online as the theatre is expected to sell out***

(if you'd like to help promote this screening, let me know by emailing me at

Here is the press release:

Afilm about a conspiracy of faith in the margins of empire
In the margins of the United States, there lives a revolutionary Christianity. One with a quiet disposition that seeks to do 'small things with great love,' and in so doing is breaking 21st Century stereotypes surrounding this 2000 year old faith. 'The Ordinary Radicals' is set against the modern American political and social backdrop of the next Great Awakening. Traveling across the United States on a tour to promote the book 'Jesus for President', Shane Claiborne and a rag-tag group of 'ordinary radicals' interpret Biblical history and its correlation with the current state of American politics. Sharing a relevant outlook for people with all faith perspectives, director Jamie Moffett examines this growing movement.

As Shane Claiborne and Chris Haw write in the
book, 'This is not a set of political suggestions for
the world; this is about invoking and embodying
the alternative. All of this is an invitation to join a
peculiar people- those with no king but God, who
practice jubilee economics and make the world
new. This is not the old-time religion of going to
heaven; this is about bringing heaven to the

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