Most of this session was fairly non-descript for me. Until Shane Claiborne spoke. He got up, did a couple of fire tricks, read Matthew 4,5, & 6, and then said this is the greatest sermon ever spoken, God give us the courage to live it.
Several things were cool about this. To start that way was to almost come out and say "I'm not here to do tricks". Most people were expecting some stories about his ministry. He's a really unique guy, so I think most people were excited. Then he read the sermon on the mount kind of saying God's already said it all, what more can I say. But the last line he said of "God give us the courage to live it" really hit me. We know the words of Jesus' sermon so well, but most of us live as if we don't.
Eryn did not enjoy Shane. All he did was read the Bible. Anybody can do that.
That's true. So maybe Shane wasn't really great, but he was definitely different. JM