About So I am a radical in the truest sense of the word: an ordinary radical who wants to get at the root of what it means to love, and to get at the root of what has made such a mess of our world. And many of my heroes were “radicals,” trying to get back to the roots of Christianity. In the past, being labeled radical was nice because it made me feel sassy, and I never had to worry about folks taking me too seriously. It was a word you used to write someone off, usually folks who exaggerated the truth that the world was neglecting. But something strange has happened. Either I’m no longer radical, or there are a lot of ordinary radicals out there.
Claiborne, Shane; Jim Wallis (2008-09-02).