The Dysfunction of Denial

From Bill Wylie-Kellermann’s newest release Dying Well: The Resurrected Life of Jeanie Wylie-Kellermann: I don’t intend to use it as a frame, but I do want to say something about denial. I understand how healthy a survival mechanism denial can be in certain circumstances, a sane way to cope in the short term. So let […]

The Seminary, The Sanctuary & The Streets

By Bill Wylie-Kellermann There are a number of sweet connections between Word and World and the Poor Peoples Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. As the campaign heats up in the midst of these 40 days of action and witness, it’s worth remembering a few of them. In 2003, we did one off our […]

The Undoing of Theodicy

From Bill Wylie-Kellermann’s newest release Dying Well: The Resurrected Life of Jeanie Wylie-Kellermann: …in the course of Jeanie’s illness and death, I’ve not really found myself angry with God. I never really raged against the locked doors of heaven, or demanded to know why the Divine should permit such bad things happening to one so […]

Remembering King’s Assassination 50 Years Ago

By Bill Wylie-Kellermann I remember precisely where I was when I got the news of Martin Luther King’s assassination. It was my freshman year in college, a midwestern liberal arts school, and I’d just walked into the lounge of my dormitory when a bulletin broke into regular TV programing. The lone other student, whose face […]

Prayer for the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Bill Wylie-Kellermann Spirit of the Universe, whose moral arc you make to bend toward justice, thank you for birthing our brother Martin, right on time, into our history, into the journey of transformation for which we yearn. For uttering him in the Word, and forming him in the womb. We lift him up this […]

Radical Recommendations for Gift-Giving

Because Christmas has become so central to the American economy and American consumption is so central to global capitalism, this festival of ‘Holy Days’ has become a central expression and embodiment of American imperial domination, an imperial religion.  Richard Horsley, Religion and Empire (2003) Truly, this Season signals a major tension for North American radical […]

Art and Politics of Indexing

By Bill Wylie-Kellermann, re-posted from his facebook. A long aside. I’ve been indexing a book on the principalities and powers which will appear in October from Fortress Press. “Principalities” is a new testament name for spiritual structures of power (a notion important to movements various) – and I’ve actually been writing about them in the […]

New Releases

We have been blessed by some recent book releases from radical authors in our network.  These are a few that we recommend: The Soulmaking Room by Dee Dee Risher (see HERE for a conversation about the book between the author and Lydia Wylie-Kellermann)       Where The Water Goes Around by Bill Wylie-Kellermann   […]