Althusser on the future of the Church

Thanks to Dean from the Magnificast for pointing out this passage from Louis Althusser's essay "A Matter of Fact," which speaks to the case for church abolition: "We should not, however, gloss over the fact that, given the present state of affairs, this positive reconquest of religious life through real criticism cannot be the collective … Continue reading Althusser on the future of the Church

The Church won’t cut it

This is where I’m at: I don’t get the point of non-committal fellowship, or, I guess, just church in general. I want a community where everybody is invested in our wholeness as a body, and invested in one another’s wholeness. A community where it is apparent that we are willing to die for one another … Continue reading The Church won’t cut it

The retreat is coming (June 2019)!

Mystics of the left unite! Friendly Fire Collective and Christians for Socialism joyfully announce we are in the midst of organizing our second annual retreat! Our theme this year is Another Church is Possible: Militant Discipleship, Dual Power, and the End of the World. Militant mystics from across the country will gather to pray, worship, … Continue reading The retreat is coming (June 2019)!

$90 Online Graduate Course on Christianity and Anti-Capitalism in the U.S. and Canada

From our comrade Dean Dettloff at the Institute for Christian Studies An updated poster from Emmaus, now publicly sharable! The course costs $90 CAD (which is very, very cheap for a graduate class) and is open to anyone with an internet connection. You can register by emailing academic-registrar@icscanada.edu. Some highlights from the syllabus, which should be … Continue reading $90 Online Graduate Course on Christianity and Anti-Capitalism in the U.S. and Canada

Don’t settle for fellowship that is less than revolutionary

ICE hasn't been abolished. The pipelines keep getting built. We're going to have more corrupt, violent, and abusive people put in power. We're going to witness and experience horrible and devastating things due to climate change. This is our material reality and it's scary. As many of us know, voting isn't enough to change these … Continue reading Don’t settle for fellowship that is less than revolutionary