Lenin: Socialism and Religion

Published:Novaya Zhizn, No. 28, December 3, 1905. Signed: N. Lenin. Published according to the text in Novaya Zhizn. Present-day society is wholly based on the exploitation of the vast masses of the working class by a tiny minority of the population, the class of the landowners and that of the capitalists. It is a slave society, since the … Continue reading Lenin: Socialism and Religion

The Withering Away of State & Church

thoughts from a socialist church abolitionist . . . I struggle often with how other socialists do not recognize that the state will always be an obstacle. If a new revolutionary state is established to construct socialism (throughout the nations and territories on what was formerly the United States), the state should be seen as … Continue reading The Withering Away of State & Church

Crucifying Christian Fellowship to Follow Christ in the Masses

"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

God’s Word to the Churches of Empire

In the season of July 4th, countless apostate churches across the so-called U.S. will honor empire this Sunday. To those churches, we declare Isaiah 66 (The Message): Your acts of worship are acts of sin: Your sacrificial slaughter of the ox is no different from murdering the neighbor; Your offerings for worship, no different from … Continue reading God’s Word to the Churches of Empire

An Excerpt from Bonhoeffer’s Letters and Papers from Prison

Is there any concern in the Old Testament about saving one's soul at all? Is not righteousness and the kingdom of God on earth the focus of everything, and is not Romans 3:14 too, the culmination of the view that in God alone is righteousness, and not in an individualistic doctrine of salvation? It is … Continue reading An Excerpt from Bonhoeffer’s Letters and Papers from Prison

Why Would God Repent? The Theology Behind a Remorseful Jesus (Matt. 3:13)

by Ben Wood, originally posted on his blog The New Testament preserves a strange incident which offers a key to understanding the internal radicalism of the Gospel message. Jesus is walking beside the Jordan River with his cousin, the wandering prophet John, and asks to be baptised. Initially John resists this request saying “I need … Continue reading Why Would God Repent? The Theology Behind a Remorseful Jesus (Matt. 3:13)