I have a problem with this phrase….
Glad you asked!
Most of what people call radical Christianity involves fervency, total devotion, and exercising the gifts of the Spirit.
Jesus did all of those things, and in John Chapter 14, He said we would do all the things He did, and GREATER.
Where am I going with this?
According to Jesus’s statement, He was the bare minimum standard; however, we’ve created a compartmentalized paradigm of Christianity in which the standard by which we’re held (the greater works) are made into an optional extreme, and the standard according to these Christians involves much less than what Jesus expects of us.
Total sold out devotion isn’t an optional extreme. The Gifts are not optional. We are doing the world an injustice offering our solutions without allowing the Holy Spirit to move in such situations. This compartmentalism has cheapened the power of the gospel. It’s made a powerless God that man’s innovation can outdo. These things are the standard. They are the bare minimum.
What is normally considered radical Christianity is actually normal Christianity… —end rant—