RADICAL DISCIPLESHIP is a space designed to chronicle and animate expressions of “Movement” Christianity in North America. This includes all those struggling for church renewal and social change, who seek to embody the prophet Micah’s call to act justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly with God.
RADICAL DISCIPLESHIP is a daily-updated blog focused on telling stories about what is happening on the ground among faith communities that actively yearn for a world defined by peace, justice and dignity for every living being.
RADICAL DISCIPLESHIP is committed to being collective (welcoming a multiplicity and diversity of voices), convictional (unapologetically theological), constructive (seeking to create a new world out of the shell of the old) and concrete (covering a range of personal and political practices, from reformist to revolutionary).
To act justly is to learn and name the ways that social, political, economic and religious systems oppress; to work to transform them, refusing to give in to apathy or cynicism; and to learn from those who have waged nonviolent struggle before us.
To love mercy is to live in solidarity with those who are shut in, locked down and cast out, whether or not systems change.
To walk humbly with God is to embrace practices of prayer, meditation, fasting, confession, Bible study, spiritual direction, recovery and therapy; to be sustained by the God made known in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus; and to believe that “unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word” (Martin Luther King).