Tag Archives: United States

The Revolution Will Not Serve Budweiser

This poem is dedicated to my friend Rob Zifchak who is currently 14 months sober and going strong.  Rob, your strength to stay clean inspires me to keep true to my self.  Thanks for your friendship.   Well, hello attractive … Continue reading

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One Bike; One Gear; One Thousand Miles; and One Hell of a Ride: Part 3

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Fort Bragg to San Francisco Description This makes up the shortest “leg” of the trip. It represents the time after our crossing of the mountains from the forests to the ocean. Even though it only lasted three days, it stands … Continue reading

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My Response to the Death of Osama bin Laden

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Oftentimes, as Christians, we take for granted that we know right out what it means to be “saved”. Since we know without a doubt what it means, we never question the genesis of that phrase. We assert that all people … Continue reading

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Good Friday, Friend! I Was Arrested. How About Yourself?

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Today, my friends Sue Ferguson Johnson and Wes Howard-Brook led a group of several dozen folks downtown to the federal building stationed in Seattle. We proclaimed the Passion Narrative from John’s Gospel in celebration of Good Friday. On the ground … Continue reading

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Multinationals, Free Trade, Neo-liberalism, and Globalization: A Primer

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One of the ways people in the U.S. become anesthetized to the suffering of the very poor in both their own backyards and abroad is through the mass of cheap goods provided to them through gigantic corporations who span the … Continue reading

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From Blog to Sermon: The Politics of the Resurrection Part 8: Resurrection Now!

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If this whole argument, from start to finish, has not made my point abundantly clear, let me attempt to summarize. Based on the social context of the day, crucified leaders were failed leaders. Rome killed people for political agitation or … Continue reading

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Why I Don’t Vote

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I hope this will be short. In 2007 and 2008, people all across the United States worked tirelessly. They wrote, drew, organized, rallied, yelled, and eventually, voted. Political organizations, schools, individuals, churches, nonprofits, corporations, and many other groups spent millions … Continue reading

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