Jesus Radicals Update

9 June 2014
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So, things have been slow around Jesus Radicals.  If you’ve been wondering what has been going on with us, worry not. We’ve been busy cooking up new exciting things for your pleasure including a brand, shinny new website with all new updated content that will hopefully reflect a deepened commitment to sharing and amplifying a [...]

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The Parable of the Good Shepherd: An Experimental Exegesis

25 March 2014
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I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. 12  But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep. 13  The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, [...]

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White Fear is Irrational (and Deadly)

18 March 2014
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Editors note: this article originally appeared on Nekeisha’s blog: Everyday Oppression, Everyday Resistance. “My client did not wait to become that victim,” he said. “My client did not wait to either get assaulted by a weapon or have someone potentially pull a trigger,” he said. “Now, does it sound irrational? Of course it sounds irrational. [...]

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The Caring Earth in Revelation

27 February 2014
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So when the dragon saw that he had been thrown down to the earth, he pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child. But the woman was given the two wings of the great eagle, so that she could fly from the serpent into the wilderness, to her place where she is [...]

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Misplaced Seminary (Part 2)

20 February 2014
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Editors Note: The Following is the second part of a 2 part series the first of which can be found here: http://www.jesusradicals.com/the-misplaced-seminary-part-1/.  You can also hear Joyce interviewed in Iconocast Episode 29. In 2001, Joyce Hollyday; a theologian, minister and author; joined with other folks to begin Word and World, “an experiment in alternative theological education [...]

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Who is My Neighbor?: The Killing of Renisha McBride Seeking Justice at the Intersection of Race and Gender.

16 January 2014
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Luke 10: 25-37 An MCC Anti-Oppression Teach-In/Webinar Date: January 28, 2014, 1 – 3 PM EST In the early hours of November 2nd, Renisha McBride, 19 year-old African American woman, was shot and killed by Theodore Wafer, a 54 year-old white male, after approaching his home for help in Dearborn Heights, MI. Just hours earlier she [...]

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the Iconocast: Thomas Gokey from Strike Debt (episode 49)

12 December 2013
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Podcast: Embed In this episode, Mark talks with Thomas Gokey. Thomas, a Syracuse University art professor, is a part of Strike Debt. Strike Debt is a nationwide movement of debt resistors fighting for economic justice and democratic freedom. A little over a year ago, Strike Debt announced Rolling Jubilee. Rolling Jubilee is a Strike Debt project that buys debt [...]

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Hope for Babylon: Church as an Alternative Community

11 December 2013
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In our time, as in many times in history, things often seem like they are spinning out of control. The government seems to be less and less about the people, and more about supporting a vision of corporate power and oligarchy. Many feel that the powers that be cannot be counted on to make decisions [...]

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Calendar Grrlz

4 December 2013
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Editorial note: The following story was submitted to Jesus Radicals anonymously. As with all of our reader-generated essays, the story fits the web site’s goal of fostering conversations about intersections between anarchism and Christianity, and its content is in keeping with our submission guidelines. As with all of our published articles, it is also subject [...]

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Distress of the Privileged

15 November 2013
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Editors Note: This essay originally appeared at The Weekly Sift In a memorable scene from the 1998 film Pleasantville (in which two 1998 teen-agers are transported into the black-and-white world of a 1950s TV show), the father of the TV-perfect Parker family returns from work and says the magic words “Honey, I’m home!”, expecting them to conjure up a smiling [...]

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