I am incredibly thankful and indebted to Shane. I first met Shane six years ago at a conference we spoke at together in Seattle and met at Q Cafe. We recently re-connected over the past year and so, I asked him if he’d be willing to visit and speak at Quest Church – specifically after the elections seasons since his book Jesus for President engaged the faith and politics conversation. Umm, this all happened in the last month but it happened.
But I had no idea how much Shane went out of his way to be with us at Quest last night until we hung out last night. Shane flew from Philly to Vancouver, spoke three times on Sunday at a church up North, and then drove about 2.5 hours [not including an hour stoppage at the US/Canada border] to Seattle. He made it to my home only a half hour before the event! Shane: Brother, thank you very much. It means a great deal to me, to Quest, and to the Seattle community that you went out of your way to share in fellowship and ministry!
As promised, here are some pictures and mp3s from the event “A Quest Conversation with Shane Claiborne.” Any feedback and pushback from the conversation?
Evening flow: Worship led by Matt C. and the 5pm worship crew; Shane’s provocative chat; and then a Q/A with Shane [with an unplanned moment of embarrassment from Shane’s past!]
Shane Claiborne, author of Jesus for President and The Irresistable Revolution, teaches on Jesus’ response to John the Baptizer in Matthew 11:2-6 and talks about being the change we want to see. He talks about some of the ways he has seen Christians today trying to enact the imaginative Jubilee economics and enemy-love of the Kingdom of God. [35 minutes]
The second half of our conference with Shane Claiborne was Q&A format with Pastor Eugene. Questions centered around politics (i.e. “what would you say if you had a few minutes with President Obama?”) and living the Christian life with imagination (i.e. “what are some of the ways you’ve seen people from all walks re-imagining Kingdom living?”) [43 minutes]