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 […]

Truth Warriors and the Renewal of Vocation

By Bill Wylie-Kellermann, an excerpt from the newly released Principalities in Particular: a Practical Theology of the Powers . The New York Times has begun to sell “truth.” Advertisements come to my email. You can read them in print. You can see them on TV: “The truth is hard. The truth is hard to find. […]

The Jesus Story is What I’m Living Out Of

By Tommy Airey, co-editor of RadicalDiscipleship.Net The first half of a two-post interview with Rev. Bill Wylie-Kellermann. Rev. Bill Wylie-Kellermann is a man who has reclaimed civil disobedience as a spiritual practice and a vital component of Christian ministry for the past four decades in Detroit.  An ordained United Methodist minister, he only accepted part-time […]

Sermon: Death Has No Dominion

By Bill Wylie-Kellermann, last sermon as Pastor of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Detroit Romans 6:1-11 Matthew 10:24-39 When I was called to St Peter’s in 2006 it marked the close of an important part of my life and the beginning of another. On the last night of 2005, Jeanie Wylie crossed over to God, having […]

Book Announcement: Where the Water Goes Around: Beloved Detroit

New book by Bill Wylie-Kellermann. Where the Water Goes Around: Beloved Detroit is a biblical and political reading of Detroit over the course of three decades by an activist pastor. Detroit is a place where one can take the temperature of the world. Think on the rise of Fordism and auto-love, the Arsenal of Democracy, […]

Sermon: “Preceding the Dawn”

By Bill Wylie-Kellermann, Easter Vigil, April 16, 2017 – St. Peter’s Episcopal and Detroit Catholic Worker Matthew 281-10 Dan Berrigan, now of blessed memory, who crossed over to the ancestors and saints a year ago this month, has since been repeatedly quoted as saying, “If you want to follow Jesus, you better look good on […]

Lent: A Confusion Before the Cross: Confronted by the Powers in Prayer

Excerpt and reflection from Bill Wylie-Kellermann’s Seasons of Faith and Conscience: Explorations in Liturgical Direct Action And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan, and was led by the Spirit for forty days in the wilderness, tempted by the devil. And he ate nothing in those days; and when they were ended, […]