Are you radical?

Today I learnt something new!

Did you know that the word radical comes from the Latin word rādīcālis, which means ‘having roots/from the roots/to the roots’?!

No, I didn’t either! You can read more about it at

Well anyway…

It occurred to me that the word radical can be a word that we use to describe Jesus 😀

The problem is that people associate the word ‘radical’ with bad things… Islamic Radicals, Christian Bible Basher Radicals, Radical economic change blah blah blah…

But you see, when Jesus came, things had to be done in a radical way; he had to be radical…

  1. He was radical in what he said
  2. He was radical in what he did
  3. He was radical in how he said and did the things he said and did (Does that make sense?!)

Jesus is a radical man… and he’s a radical God.

In order for us to be right with God, Jesus had to do something that was radical… something that went to the root of the problem. He died on that cross in order that the root of the problem may be sorted; that is the sin and death that separates us from God.

Now, that doesn’t mean that we don’t sin and we don’t face physical death anymore – because we do!

BUT – Jesus came to sort out eternal things! He came to sort out the relational problem between us and him at the root. And MAN did he sort it!

Isn’t that amazing? Isn’t that… radical?

What do you think? In response… I have two pointers which apply to everyone who reads this blog:

If you’re a Christian… Let’s not be ashamed of being radical for Jesus and start stepping out to be children of light as we are told and called to be. If Jesus was radical, then we must be too. It attracts people to him! (But please… don’t be the sort of radical that gets on everyone’s nerves and freaks them out!)

If you’re not a Christian yet… Why not do something radical about it? The Bible says that there’s no better time than now to make yourself right with God. You don’t have to do anything as such… just ask him into your life and to forgive you. Contact me for the steps afterwards!

Would love some feedback if you have any!

Dean Roberts

Dean is a Minister in the Anglican Church. Currently he is Curate in the parishes of Bedwas, Machen, Michaelston-y-Fedw and Rudry in South Wales. He was born and bred in Wales, is married to Megan, and has two dogs called Taliesin and Melyn, and two cats named Sinsir and Hâf. He graduated from Cardiff University with a BA Hons. in Theology & Religious Studies, and has studied for an MA in Theology, Ministry & Mission at Trinity College Bristol. He also holds a Cert.RSCM from the Royal School of Church Music. He loves playing music, walking, reading, blogging and horse riding as well as going to the cinema and theatre. Read More @

  • James Patel

    Hello Dean,
    You ahve become an influential source of hope for me. I have gone through some hard times, and although i cant say this has reversed them, I do feel that you have reminded of my ever existing relationship with Christ. Thank you, and I wish you luck in the future.
    James Patel.

  • Dean


    Thank you very much for your kind words! Please continue to read the blog, keep in touch and interact with the site! If you ever need to talk, then you can contact me via the contact page. I’d be very happy to chat with you!



  • James Patel

    Thank you very much, I will remember your offer 🙂