Jesus Takes a Side: Embracing the Political Demands of the Gospel (Paperback)

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Jesus sides with the oppressed. Will you?

In a world divided by left and right, red and blue, many Christians have upheld a "third way" approach in pursuit of moderation, harmony, and unity. But if Christians are more concerned with divisiveness than with faithfulness, we have failed to grasp the gospel's political demands. We do not see Jesus taking a "third way" between oppressor and oppressed. And as followers of Jesus, neither should we.

For the sake of our faith, for the sake of the least of these among us, and for Christ's sake, Christians need to stand firmly for truth, peace, and justice. In Jesus Takes a Side, author Jonny Rashid lays out the political demands of following Jesus and offers strategies for how to engage politics practically and prophetically--even if it means taking a side.

About the Author

Jonny Rashid has served as pastor for Circle of Hope, an Anabaptist cell church, for over ten years. He is father to Elaine and Agatha. He lives on Lenape land, colonized as Philadelphia, in the northern part of the city. He moved to Philadelphia from Lebanon, PA, where his parents emigrated from Egypt. He is an abolitionist and a housing activist. He is an avid home cook (find him on Instagram @foodpastor) and a perpetually disappointed Philadelphia sports fan. He spends too much time on Twitter, blogs at, and hosts Circle of Hope's Resist and Restore podcast. He studied journalism, education, and history at Temple University and completed his Master of Divinity at Palmer Theological Seminary.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781513810430
ISBN-10: 151381043X
Publisher: Herald Press (VA)
Publication Date: May 31st, 2022
Pages: 206
Language: English