Red Letter Christians Pledge
I dedicate my life to Jesus, and commit to live as if Jesus meant the things he said in the “red letters” of Scripture.
I will allow Jesus and his teaching to shape my decisions and priorities.
I denounce belief-only Christianity and refuse to allow my faith to be a ticket into heaven and an excuse to ignore the suffering world around me.
I will seek first the Kingdom of God – on earth as it is in heaven – and live in a way that moves the world towards God’s dream, where the first are last and the last are first, where the poor are blessed and the peacemakers are the children of God, working towards a society where all are treated equally and resources shared equitably.
I recognize that I will fall short in my attempts to follow Jesus, and I trust in God’s grace and the community to catch me when I do.
I know that I cannot do this alone, so I commit to share this journey with others who are walking in the way of Jesus. I will surround myself with people who remind me of Jesus, help me become more like him and hold me accountable for my actions and words.
I will share Jesus with the world, with my words and with my deeds. Like Jesus, I will interrupt injustice, and stand up for the life and dignity of all. I will allow my life to point towards Christ, everywhere I go.
Shane Claiborne, activist and author
Dr. Tony Campolo, author and professor emeritus
Brian McLaren, author and speaker
Onleilove Alston, Executive Director – Faith in New York
Lynn Hybels, author and humanitarian
Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, author and acitivist
Romal J. Tune, author and speaker
Walter Brueggemann, theologian and author
Rev. Dr. Carol Howard Merritt, author and speaker
Rev. Dr. Craig Watts
Sarah Raymond Cunningham, author and blogger
Peter Greer, President and CEO of HOPE International
Rev. Oreon Trickey, Lasalle St. Church, Chicago
Rev. Laura Truax, Lasalle St. Church, Chicago
Anthony Smith, author and blogger
Tony Kriz, author and speaker
Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon
Margot Starbuck, author and blogger
Doug Pagitt, author and pastor Solomon’s Porch, Minneapolis
Rev. Bruce Reyes-Chow
Rev. Jennifer Dawn Watts, founder Living Well Counseling Services
D.L. Mayfield, author and blogger
Rev. Dr. Suzanne Castle
Rachel Goble, founder the SOLD project
Rev. Dr. Brian Ammons
Tim Soerens, author and founder Parish Collective
and 4, 000+ signatories