Jarrod McKenna

It’s been great reading the guest blogs on backyard missionary from Jarrod McKenna – who has written eloquently about Ghandi – and the outworkings of what he said.  The latest addition to the series is no exception!

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McKenna seems an interesting an intelligent guy – and I was able to take a few minutes to read more about the work he does in Australia this morning.  Seems like he’s in the same line as Shane Claiborne – the prominent activist from the US, and indeed the two reference one another here and there.

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McKenna’s thoughts make inspirational and encouraging reading for anyone who wants to embrace the radical nature of the Christian faith – just as Shane’s book provides a good platform for those who want to learn what it means to live a Jesus following life – rather than just ‘be a Christian’. I did enjoy McKenna’s comment that if he were to write a book, it wouldnt be ‘how to live as an ordinary radical’ but rather “A how [not] to”.

McKenna also quips that: “Maybe our book would be called ‘The Resistible Revolution’ or ‘The Very Resistible Revolution’.”

I particularly like the focuses on peacemaking and community which both of these guys espouse –  in my view this is integral to Christianity.

I would encourage anyone interested to read more about what Jarrod has to say in his guest blogs on bym, and to take a closer look at both the Simple Way community and EPYC in Oz.

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