Dr. Ali Shariati was a sociologist and Iranian revolutionary. A brilliant thinker and tireless academic, he wrote over a hundred books at the time of his untimely death at the age of 43. Ladies and Gentlemen: Tonight, as long as time permits, I would like to investigate the following questions: Does Islam recognize man as … Continue reading Man and Islam: The Free Man and Freedom of the Man
I'm currently crying over this letter written by Sarah Cheevers, a first generation Friend. It was written to her husband and family while she was imprisoned. This sort of imagery and language - this conception of the good news - is what initially drew me to Quakerism. I pray you find it edifying as well. … Continue reading A letter from an imprisoned Friend
From the beginning of our collective, we've intended for our work and fellowship to be for all who felt a call to faith. We love and honor Jesus as a teacher and comrade to our community, and we seek to corporately embody his gospel. Our fellowship coalesced over the political and spiritual apocalypticism that was … Continue reading Do Friendly Fire members have to be Christian?
We are commanded to wage war. We are commanded to combat oppressive, demonic forces in this world. This looks like more than a prayer ministry, or meeting on Sunday. Jesus is calling his friends to action, in taking an active role in abolishing the police, ICE, the state as a whole, etc. This will mostly … Continue reading Doulas of the end times
As children of the kin-dom of God, you are enemies of this current world. I have sent you out to wage war against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world. You will be my body. You will be kin-dom come. The world will call you naive and too idealistic. They … Continue reading A word to disciples
Like many early saints, the historicity and actual existence of saint Brigid is debated, but her stories hold a truth to them. Brigid started out her life in captivity. Her father’s wife told him to sell Brigid’s mother, and Brigid, into slavery. Ever since she was little, she was known for great acts of kindness, … Continue reading Saint Saturday: Saint Brigid, Patron Saint of Sapphic Love
A friend of mine told me about a bike accident she had. Sitting knee to knee on a crisp fall afternoon, she told me about how it wasn’t a terrible bike accident, but it was a little bloody, and bad enough to need a bandaid. So she went around town looking for one. She went … Continue reading Making Room in the Inn: The Sin of the Locked Church Door