Hope in a time of Empire: The Lynching of Ahmaud Arbery & the Vision of Jesus in Revelation 1

This is a message I prepared for First Friends Meeting where my family and I attend. Rev. 1:12   Then I turned to see whose voice it was that spoke to me, and on turning I saw seven golden lampstands, 13 and in the midst of the lampstands I saw one like the Son of Man,Continue reading “Hope in a time of Empire: The Lynching of Ahmaud Arbery & the Vision of Jesus in Revelation 1”

Join The Online Study of Poverty, Empire, and the Book of Revelation in the Time of Covid19

Friends, I am hosting an online study of my new book, “Resisting Empire: The Book of Revelation as Resistance,” and the Book of Revelation in the time of Covid19 and I want to invite you to consider participating. I am interested in these three questions with this course: how does can the bible be usedContinue reading “Join The Online Study of Poverty, Empire, and the Book of Revelation in the Time of Covid19”

Revelation as Resistance: Moral Imagination in an Age of Empire

How would you answer if I were to ask you, “What one book of the Bible are you least interested in studying, reading, discussing, or teaching others about?” When I considered this question in the spring of 2013, as the pastor of a Quaker meeting in the Pacific Northwest, I knew the answer before IContinue reading “Revelation as Resistance: Moral Imagination in an Age of Empire”

A Five Week Series on the Book of Revelation

I’m looking forward to leading a 5-week series on Revelation & my book “Resting Empire.” We started this past Sunday at First Friends Meeting here in Greensboro. If you’re close by and interested in joining is, you are welcome. We will be covering these topics: Quaker and Liberation ways of reading the Bible. How ourContinue reading “A Five Week Series on the Book of Revelation”

Resisting Empire: The Book of Revelation as Resistance

Purchase Your Copy Here Note from Wess: Dear readers of Gathering In Light, my second book, “Resisting Empire: The Book of Revelation as Resistance,” is now published as a paperback. This edition of the book is updated with new material, a poem by Quaker poet Rashaun Sourles (@rashaunps), a foreward by Wes Howard-Brook, whose workContinue reading “Resisting Empire: The Book of Revelation as Resistance”

Revelation and Resisting Empire Event Next Week

I was invited to speak on the subject of “Revelation and Empire” at Providence Baptist Church of Greensboro by my good friend, Rev. Darryl Aaron on 6:30pm on September 9-10. These are themes covered in my recent book “Resisting Empire” from Barclay Presshttps://amzn.to/2YhSxio.  Following these presentations each night, Rev. Dr. Luke Powery, the Dean of Duke University Chapel,Continue reading “Revelation and Resisting Empire Event Next Week”

New Book on Revelation “Resisting Empire” Coming Soon

I’ve been working on a book about Revelation that offers a different perspective then the “Revelation as End-of-the-World” interpretation. This book, Resisting Empire: The Book of Revelation, published by Barclay Press, is coming out very soon and I wanted to give you a heads up to start watching out for it. It is in e-bookContinue reading “New Book on Revelation “Resisting Empire” Coming Soon”

Revelation at Great Plains Yearly Meeting

This past week, I had the opportunity to travel to Great Plains Yearly Meeting, gathered in Wichita, KS to speak about the book of Revelation. The yearly meeting itself was a lovely and joyous gathering, they welcomed new meetings into their group, celebrate past members, and besides getting business done, they had a lot ofContinue reading “Revelation at Great Plains Yearly Meeting”