Response to Times Free Press article

Mercy Junction Pastor Brian Merritt’s response to the Times Free Press article Time runs out for one Chattanooga man; CNE pushes last of TARP foreclosure prevention funds” Individually, and on behalf of Mercy Junction and Occupy Chattanooga, I take exception to the article “Time runs out for one Chattanooga man; CNE pushes last of TARP […]

A Holiday Reprieve for Bob Smith

Bob inside his “sacred home” after a locksmith opened the door under police protection. As part of both the Mercy Junction and Occupy Chattanooga communities, I had been involved in Bob Smith’s long fight to save his St. Elmo home from foreclosure by FSG Bank. We had organized, protested, petitioned, called the bank’s CEO – […]

Corporate Salvation #2

Music has a deep power to move people.  David was a musician who soothed Saul when an evil spirit from God oppressed him.  David took up his amazing harp playing and poetics to bring Saul through these periods.  I think that music’s ability to transform can function as a parable to us about salvation in […]

Corporate Salvation #1

I know that in the current religious, political and sociological culture of the United States it might seem shocking to posit the thesis: there is no such thing as individual salvation amongst followers of Christ.  Radical individualism is so engrained in our mutual psyche that we fall prone to the mistakes of individual free will […]

Corporate Salvation

Yesterday an article I wrote for the publication Unbound: An Interactive Journal of Christian Social Justice entitled Does the Church Need to Build Alternative Economies was published.  One of the basic assumptions of that article was that corporate salvation is the goal for community over isolating individuation.  In the comment section someone asked if I […]