Capitalism is Heading for Catastrophe

However stable things may seem in some parts of the world, we’re entering a new era of crisis and uncertainty. Capitalism has never been as pervasive as it is now. The previous generation experienced alienation, suffering from the dissonance between their roles in production and their sense of themselves; the current generation is characterized by […]

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 […]

The 2008 Financial Crisis!

The financial crisis of 2008 was the logical conclusion of free market development of the financial sector–itself the logical result of the incentives of capitalist competition. In that sense, the economic downturn demonstrates the inherent instability of capitalism itself. The story of the collapse starts and ends in the real estate market. Until a few […]

In with the Rich, Out with the Poor

It sounds so innocuous, so beneficial: “revitalization.” Who wouldn’t want their neighborhood to have better stores and public facilities, less crime, high property values? Renters, that’s who–and low-income homeowners who can’t afford high property taxes, and anyone the police will target when they step up patrols to protect the new arrivals. As wealthy people buy […]

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 […]

The Gospel Of Messiah & The Sign Of Discipleship

Badge of discipleship Uncompromising, loyal, educated, fearless, selfless, courageous, faithful, loving and broken into his calling. Enemies to the enemies of life. Being altogether with the word of God armed and dangerous. In short, hardened revolutionaries. These are the first students of Jesus Christ.  For nearly 4 years they learned and collaborated with the master […]