taking the words of Jesus seriously

Kathy Khang, author of the book Raise Your Voice: Why We Stay Silent and How to Speak Up, has written, “We chose silence for survival, but as I wrote in Raise Your Voice there are other ways than your physical voice to raise your voice.” We here at Red Letter Christians believe that to be true.

The revolution of God’s backwards Kingdom, of radical love lived out by ordinary people, manifests in many ways.

Between real-life, next-door neighbors.

Among Twitter communities.

At marches.

In communal prayers and songs.

Through our votes.

And subversive creativity.

In care for the poor, and love for our enemies, and justice for the imprisoned.

The revolution gains traction every time someone speaks truth to power and forfeits greed for the common good. Every time a person who believes there must be more to Jesus’s words feels a little less alone. We see it when, despite a mad world, hope prevails enough for tomorrow and mercy wins the day. When the culture around us seems to be intoxicated with rage, this is exactly when the fire of goodness and justice must be stoked in a multitude of ways. Now is the time to be conspicuous.

For this reason (as well as some fundraising ones), Red Letter Christians is now selling apparel for the revolution. All profits go to support our operations and mission. And every item is designed to stir up a different conversation, one that believes that Good News is only good news if it’s good news for all.

So we invite you to check out our store, and if you’re going to buy a new shirt, consider ours. Or, if you’re looking for a way to raise your voice for love and neighbor that doesn’t include mammon, consider running with one of the other examples mentioned above.

Most importantly, know you’re not alone. We’re in this together. Another world is possible. And God is near.


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