"Settle your quarrels, come together, understand the reality of our situation, understand that fascism is already here, that people are already dying who could be saved, that generations more will live poor butchered half-lives if you fail to act. Do what must be done, discover your humanity and your love in revolution." — George Jackson … Continue reading Crucifying Christian Fellowship to Follow Christ in the Masses
Early Quakers were radicalized by the Spirit's confrontation. They may have stumbled into a meeting for worship and experienced the tangible presence of God stirring up holy chaos, causing trembling, shouting, prophecy, and healing. In the thrill of communal silence, they would encounter the living God shining upon their heart - exposing their sin and imbuing … Continue reading A Quaker[ish] Insurrection: Follow the Spirit & Betray the Church
The Friendly Fire Collective has a diversity of perspectives on the institutional church. There are non-Christians among us who don't find much need to talk about "the church," but there are also a number of us who are to some degree church abolitionist, as well as others who hold a more theologically orthodox understanding of … Continue reading Tear Down the Mighty, Tear Down the Church
It is right to call the Church fallen, old wineskins, apostate even, not hearing the Spirit, not doing Christ's work, not even knowing God herself, corrupt from the inside and out, molded by the god of this world, built to serve power, deserving of God's fiercest judgment - and it is right to act like … Continue reading What Is to Be Done?
Power has a way of co-opting the subversive for its own stability. The teachings of Jesus, an anti-imperialist prophet, included. Within a few centuries, Christ's communities of holy fools and prophets ossified into a vehicle of imperial power, playing a vital role in historical and contemporary colonialism. Today, Christian institutions are globally advocating for right-wing … Continue reading The emerging vision of Friendly Fire
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?
“The kingdom of heaven// is in our grasp// so long as we leave out all the heaven and kingdom crap” “Lately I’ve been thinking about// how I love jesus// Because jesus he was a dirty homeless// hippy peace activists// saying drop out and find god to anybody who would listen// turning water into space bags … Continue reading Tactical Faith