My great grandfather Clemens Vonnegut wrote, for example, “If what Jesus said was good, what can it matter whether he was God or not?” I myself have written, “If it weren’t for the message of mercy and pity in Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, I wouldn’t want to be a human being. I would just […]
Agape as political love means that unconditional, egalitarian love for one’s neighbour can serve as the foundation for a new order. The form of appearance of this love is what we might also call the idea of communism: the urge to realise an egalitarian social order of solidarity. The only church that illuminates is a […]
[This posting was initially published Dec. 9, 2013 on “We Occupy Jesus,” a now defunct blog that began during the Occupy Wall Street era for Christians rethinking their faith.] It didn’t entirely make sense. I’d been involved with a church-community for almost 9 years and had come so close to fulfilling my leading to live […]
This was my first sermon in a real pulpit. It only lasted 12 minutes, though it felt longer.