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
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
Margot, Michael, and Chris – members of Friendly Fire in Philly – talk about what how Friendly Fire formed, our vision, and what we're up to on the newest episode of the Magnificast. https://soundcloud.com/themagnificast/ep-89-keep-that-friendly-fire-burning
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)!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
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
I am a socialist because I simply refuse to accept that the richest country on earth “can not afford to” provide housing for all, employment for all, guarantee a means of subsistence to all who work, provide universal healthcare, and not exploit the third world. Somehow, it is “unethical” to seize the means of producing … Continue reading Why I am a Socialist