The Gospel Roots of Marx’s Thought

Jesus Christ asks his listeners: “Is not life more than food? Is not the body more valuable than clothes?” (Matt. 6:25). Then, after alluding to the birds in the sky, he asks; “Are not you more important than they?” (Matt 6:26). In another context he voiced his subversive statement: “The sabbath was made for man, […]

Thesis Against Western Christianity

To many the good news of salvation is a warm fuzzy feeling or a vague promise that one day–after you die– you’ll float off to the sterile vacuum of heaven…far, far away. While this is nice in theory, it is, by implication, delusional. Yet this is the party line of the Western Church, its central […]

Business Ethics Shaped by the Bible pt. 2

In part 1 of this series, I laid out the idea of the church being taught to be entrepreneurial and business- collective minded. Now for many in and outside the church, the entrepreneurial part is always inviting. The idea of being a “self-made” person in business is the American dream but that is not the […]

Business Ethics Shaped by the Bible pt. 1

 I have some knowledge on how certain business ethics work in this western society, but as a Christian, all of those ethics do not always comply with the spiritual mandate of righteousness from God to His servants. So while I study to understand how to move as smoothly as possible in my entrepreneurial or employee […]

God’s Social Genius Baffles Capitalists

Under capitalism, everything is game. Whether human life, labor power, earth, knowledge, ideas, thought or other abstract concepts: if it can be bought, sold, traded, invested in or speculated on it becomes commodified. Once absorbed by capital circulation all things are disciplined to the rigors of value creation. Profit for the sake of profit then […]

Jesus’s Church: A Political Body

Western theology has always preached that Jesus Christ is going unite humanity and put an end to strife and want. Most preachers, for example, speak beautifully about how the spirit of Christ in you can completely eliminate conflict and create a brotherhood of man. Nobody who calls themselves Christian can disagree. However, religious headmen place […]

The Apostles and Colonialism

The spearhead of the Roman Empire’s expansion was amazingly efficient. It was both militarily and economically based, devoid of justice and morally bankrupt, both powerful and lustful. And as a society basking in these virtues, her hungry eyes were set upon other nations and peoples one after another; to devour them. The Roman military complex […]

Why Communism?

When Jesus says, “Happy are the poor” and “Woe to you the rich,” he is not talking about riches in the absolute sense. That is, he is not condemning the physical fact of having great material resources. There is not that kind of asceticism in Jesus that almost instinctively hates well-being and abundance, the kind […]

Christianity Is Communism

For a Christian to say he or she is anti-Marxist is understandable. There are numerous varieties of Marxism, and it is possible our Christian is referring to one of the many materialistic philosophies which style themselves Marxist without having much at all to do with Marx. For a Christian to claim to be not only […]

Ripe For Revolution: 33 A.D.

In the years of tumult that followed the Roman occupation of Judea, as Rome became enmeshed in a debilitating civil war between Pompey Magnus and his erstwhile ally Julius Caesar, even while remnants of the Hasmonaean Dynasty continued vying for the favors of both men, the situation for the Jewish farmers and peasants who harrowed […]