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”

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”

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”

Convers(at)ions With Scripture

There has been an evolution of thought for me when it comes to understanding how to read, interpret and teach Scripture within community. That evolution has taken place over the course the last 18 years or so (I’ve been leading bible studies since I was in High School myself). It began with the basic thought aContinue reading “Convers(at)ions With Scripture”

Lament: Brought to Speech (Psalm 13)

What is Lament? In January for the past 4 or 5 years we’ve participated in Peace Month with other churches from our Yearly Meeting. This January our focus is Lament and peace. We are going to talk about personal lament, communal lament, and more. You may wonder the connection between these two. What does lamentContinue reading “Lament: Brought to Speech (Psalm 13)”