“Christianity stands accused of having divided and alienated humans, pretending to save them but really leaving them utterly lost, waiting to be taken up to heaven.”


If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples.”

John 8:31 

“Christianity stands accused of having divided and alienated humans, pretending to save them but really leaving them utterly lost, waiting to be taken up to heaven.”

Thomas Merton

The Lenten journey is a time to face what we most readily deny. See what denial has done to American Evangelicalism? It has revealed a shocking disregard for the clearest teachings of Jesus – enemy love, simplicity, rejection of violence, forgiveness, poverty. During Lent, we renew our discipleship. We recommit to His simple teachings.

Don Golden is Executive Director at Red Letter Christians and works as a social justice consultant for agencies and churches. Don has an M.Phil in Religious Studies from the University of Wales, he co-authored Jesus Wants to Save Christians with Rob Bell, and is a minister at his home church, Douglas Memorial Community Church in Baltimore. Follow Don on Twitter @donrgolden.

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About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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