May We Find Our Revolutionary Courage

On my mind in the wee hours: How can humanity avert the looming ecocide – the collapse of the very systems that allow us to feed ourselves? Without the ability to produce food at a global scale, we are doomed. This is only one leading sign of the crises at hand. The main possibility that […]

Love’s Resurrection

“Jesus of Nazareth was a free man in his own life, who attracted followers and created enemies according to the dynamics of personality and in a manner comparable to the effect of other liberated persons in history upon people about them. He died as a result of the threat that such a free man poses […]

The Revolutionary Jesus

A summary of my current understanding of Jesus is that he made possible the downfall of Roman imperialism using the traditions of Judaism as a source for a revolutionary social ethic and a liberating community. This is expressed most succinctly in the third gospel (“Luke”): “The poor are favored, because the divine government will belong […]

THE COMMUNISM OF UNIVERSAL LOVE

(I created the first version of this essay in September of 2012. This update is a re-affirmation of the original, while also revising and extending some of the original wording, as well as making it more suitable for a sermon.) Emma Goldman, historic anarchist writer, is supposed to have said something along the lines of, “If I can’t dance, […]