Living radically for Jesus in a normal life

Question 203, asked via Twitter

How can I live radically for Jesus if I’m middle class, have a good job, house, 2.4 children and lead a ‘comfortable’ life?

This is an interesting, practical question that affects a number of Christians. It does, however, reveal a ‘sacred-secular divide’. The unwritten subtext in the question seems to be that radical faith is something spiritual, while the family, house and career are in fact compromises made with normal life. This tension has always been a part of the Christian faith, modelled by the disciples who left their fishing boats – their livelihoods – to follow Jesus. (more…)