Books

Resisting Empire: The Book of Revelation as Resistance (2019) The Book of Revelation in the New Testament has been often used to predict terror, the end of the world, and wild conspiracy theories. However, Resisting Empire: The Book of Revelation as Resistance argues that Revelation is a first-century handbook for how radicals resisted empire andContinue reading “Books”

A Convergent Model of Renewal: Remixing the Quaker Tradition in a Participatory Culture (2015)

By C. Wess Daniels published by Pickwick Publications Now Available at Pickwick Publications & Amazon.com in print and as an ebook. This book is for those interested in renewing their faith tradition in ways that are contextually appropriate and driven by practices from participatory culture rather than institutional-focused, top-down or based on deficit change models. Download a free excerpt fromContinue reading “A Convergent Model of Renewal: Remixing the Quaker Tradition in a Participatory Culture (2015)”

Palm Sunday: Rivalry Encased in Death (Matthew 26:20-27:26)

“So when Pilate saw that he could do nothing, but rather that a riot was beginning, he took some water and washed his hands before the crowd, saying, “I am innocent of this man’s blood; see to it yourselves.” Then the people as a whole answered, “His blood be on us and on our children!”Continue reading “Palm Sunday: Rivalry Encased in Death (Matthew 26:20-27:26)”

Taking the Widow’s Mite: Economics from A Christian Perspective

I think that economics is the bleeding edge issue of our time. I recently had the opportunity to hear Colleen Wessel-McCoy, a Poverty Initiative Scholar, talk on this subject and she helped me in framing some of these issues with the suggestions of this typology around poverty. There are at least four ways that weContinue reading “Taking the Widow’s Mite: Economics from A Christian Perspective”

John Greenleaf Whittier (on outward evidence not availing us)

They fail to read clearly the signs of the times who do not see that the hour is coming when, under the searching eye of philosophy and the terrible analysis of science, the letter and the outward evidence will not altogether avail us; when the surest dependence must be upon the Light of Christ within,Continue reading “John Greenleaf Whittier (on outward evidence not availing us)”

Hello/Goodbye: On Coming, Going and Our Testimonies

This is the message I brought to worship on May 13, 2012. If we take human testimony at face value, how much more should we be reassured when God gives testimony as he does here, testifying concerning his Son. Whoever believes in the Son of God inwardly confirms God’s testimony. Whoever refuses to believe inContinue reading “Hello/Goodbye: On Coming, Going and Our Testimonies”

The Res. Community Part 2: Finders, Seekers (Jn. 20)

This was my prepared message for worship last Sunday. It is the second in a series looking at what it means to be the church in relationship to the final resurrection appearances of Jesus in the Gospel of John. _profiles of Thomas the Seeker I don’t know about you but Thomas has the potential toContinue reading “The Res. Community Part 2: Finders, Seekers (Jn. 20)”

Transfiguration, Zombies and Being Fully Awake (Luke 9:28-36)

Last week we talked about making peace with the earth and part of what is needed in order to do that is to have a conversion where we go through the process of blindness to gaining “eyes to see.” That we need eyes to see the beauty in the world around us and the fingerprintsContinue reading “Transfiguration, Zombies and Being Fully Awake (Luke 9:28-36)”