Joe Phelps is a Christian extremist: he believes in extreme love, radical generosity, unbounded joy and compassion. Two things struck me when I read this article from Baptist News Global: first and obviously, we need a lot more of that kind of extremism. But second, it occurred to me that most people don’t think of love as particularly extreme. But that kind of love for all people leads you to love the poor, the outsider, the marginalized, the “other.” And that kind of love can shake the very foundation all our Empires are built on. Through the eyes of power, it is extreme indeed.