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 […]

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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, […]