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Order My New Book – Resisting Empire

My second book, “Resisting Empire: The Book of Revelation as Resistance,” is now published as a paperback. It is published by Barclay Press in Newberg, Oregon. You can purchase it via their website, your local bookstore or Amazon (Kindle).

Read more about it and purchase it here.


Recent Blog Posts

My Interview on the Rework Podcast

Friends – I had the really amazing opportunity to be on the Rework Podcast recently, and the interview just published today. Rework is a podcast about work, life, and tech and is put on by the folks at Basecamp. Wailin Wong, one of the co-hosts of Rework, reached out to me a few weeks back […]

Take a Break, Make a Pour Over With Wess

Last week, my staff spent time making a number and coordinating a number of daily videos for the campus community around self-care practices. There was this one with Faculty Member Jim Hood, doing a walk in the Guilford Woods that people really loved, and another one from my colleague, Evelyn Jadin, who made a video […]

Using Roam Research in Academia

I have fallen in love with the note-taking, research, “second brain” app called, Roam Research. It is a simple application that enables me to take notes and do research in ways that I have not been able to do with other note-taking systems. As someone who loves to read, research, and write, I find Roam’s […]

Listen to My Interview On the EasterPod

This past Sunday, I am on a new episode of the EasterPod, a podcast by Corey Easterday. This one is extra special for me because Corey is not only a friend and a great person, leader, and creative entrepreneur, he was also in my youth group when I was first a youth pastor back at […]

Caring for Self and Others in Times of Trouble: Some Spiritual Tools and Tips

This was shared with me from Alexander Levering Kern, graduate of Guilford College and Executive Director Center for Spirituality, Dialogue, and Service (CSDS) at Northeastern University. He and his family attends Friends Meeting at Cambridge, Massachusetts. I think you will find it helpful. Please share with others as you see fit. Breathe. Breathe. Breathe some more. […]

The No. 666 & Resisting Empire: Inverse Podcast Interview

Last week, my interview with the Inverse Podcast was published. The conversation with Drew Hart (Professor at Messiah College, Author of The Trouble I’ve Seen, Changing the Way the Church Views Racism) and Jarrod McKenna (Australian theologian and activist) was a lot of fun and broad in terrain. The main focus of the podcast was […]

The Power of Presence

This is a long quote from one of my favorite books, “A Failure of Nerve: Leadership in the Age of Quick Fix” by Edwin Friedman. I’ve been thinking about it the past couple days with all the news about Covid-19 and thinking about the importance of pastors, leaders, parents, and others to offer the power […]


🚞 2020 Travel Schedule

Are you interested in having Wess come preach, teach, or speak on his new book Resisting Empire, renewal of faith communities, convergent Friends, and more? You can reach him via the contact page.

January 5 – Resisting Empire Book Study – New Garden Friends Meeting – Greensboro

January 19 – Preaching at Unitarian Universalist Church – Greensboro

January 12, 26, Feb 2, 9 – Resisting Empire Book Study – First Friends Meeting – Greensboro

February 16 – Brotherhood Forum on Roman’s 12:17-21; 13:1-10 New Garden Friends Meeting – Greensboro

June 16-21 – Intermountain Yearly Meeting – Keynote Speaker and Workshops – Durango, CO.

Oct 23-25 – Liturgy, Mysticism and Resistance – Pendle Hill

Nov 6-8 – TBA


📚 Wess’ Books & Free Downloads

Latest book, looking at the book of Revelation as a tool for revealing what empire is and does and how to resist it. Also available via Amazon Kindle (2019).
Editor and contributor to this critical look at today’s Quaker Studies (2018).
Book looking at how to renew and remix faith traditions in our changing world. Published in 2015.
Editor and author in the book “Spirit Rising: Young Quaker Voices (2012).”
Free e-Book available for download here, looking at concepts of renewal and remix. A good summary to “A Convergent Model” (2018).
Wrote Chapter included in “An Inner Strength (2013).”

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-Wess

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