I’m (still) making, or wading, my way through Shane Claiborne’s The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical, and it’s very paradigm challenging, even when you read it over many months. Searching for one of the resources he mentions in the book, I came across this interview: Shane Claiborne – Fundamentalism http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSlLGq7LbWw I think he makes some rather pertinent pounts, no?
Apparently Shane Claiborne (author of The Irresistible Revolution, which I wrote about the other day, and co-founder of The Simple Way) and Peter Greer (president of HOPE International and author of Mission Drift) had a discussion at an AEI event about “the Biblical parable of the Good Samaritan and the problem of providing immediate relief for compounding and overwhelming needs but still being able to make the transition to sustainable development.”
I love what Peter Greer says (and his sense of humour here) at the start of the highlight video:
“What would it look like if the parable of the Good Samaritan were were happening today in Washington DC?