Jesus > Religion: Why He Is So Much Better Than Trying by Jefferson Bethke
By Jefferson Bethke
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Abandon lifeless, dry, rule-keeping and embody the promise of being really identified and deeply enjoyed.
Jefferson Bethke burst into the cultural dialog in 2012 with a passionate, provocative poem titled “Why I Hate faith, yet Love Jesus.” The 4-minute video actually grew to become an in a single day sensation, with 7 million YouTube perspectives in its first forty eight hours (and 23+ million in a year). The message blew up on social-media, triggering an avalanche of responses operating the gamut from inspired to enraged.
In Jesus > faith, Bethke unpacks comparable contrasts that he drew within the poem—highlighting the adaptation among tooth gritting and beauty, legislations and love, functionality and peace, depression and desire. With fresh candor he delves into the inducement in the back of his message, starting with the unvarnished story of his personal plunge from the top of a works-based, fake-smile life that sapped his power and led him down a direction of damaging behavior.
Bethke is fast to recognize that he’s no longer a pastor or theologian, yet easily a standard, twenty-something who cried out for a lifestyles more than the single for which he had settled. alongside his trip, Bethke came across the true Jesus, who beckoned him past the props of fake faith.
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