When I saw that Shane Claiborne's book The Irresistible Revolution was being released on audio, I wasn't surprised. It was a good read; Shane's an interesting character. But I was surprised when I saw the catalog's ad copy that read something like "The revolution continues, and now it's available on MP3." How can these guys continue their critique of consumer Christianity when they're hawking their goods like this? I thought.
I was relieved then, when I saw The Wittenburg Door's interview with Claiborne in its May/June issue.
DOOR: What do you do with the royalties from your book?
CLAIBORNE: In the back of the book, I list ordinary radicals and local revolutions. We're spreading that money out to a lot of other groups that are doing beautiful work. To me, that's the only logical way that I would know to have integrity with that.
The rest of the interview is Shane being Shane. Here's his response to his being on the cover of CT.
When people want to talk about the new monasticism I'm like, "No, ...1