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How to Do It Yourself :: The DIY Liberation Guide

In altermundismo,alternative,Art,creativity,DIY,liberation,subvert on March 12, 2008 by Eliacín

How to Do It Yourself :: The DIY Liberation Guide
Walk out, get free stuff, toss a flower bomb. Simple steps for day-to-day liberation. Go ahead: free your world.

Believe me, you want to download this poster.

The DIY Liberation Guide



Festival of the Imagination

In blogs,Community,events,friends,mustard seed associates,mustard seed house,New Conspirators,new monasticism,relationships,resistance,Revolution,Seattle,Submergent,subvert,Weblogs on February 27, 2008 by Eliacín


Tomorrow starts The New Conspirators Festival. I will be blogging with updates and reports from it. So stay tuned.

My wife and I will also be leading a Conspiracy Session about the revolution starting at home in the context of community.

Our friend Mark Pierson is already here (actually sitting across from me in our living room, working on his Mac). Another Mark, my christian anarchist friend, Mark Van Steenwyk will be arriving today in time for community dinner at the Mustard Seed House. Mark is already blogging about the conference, even though it hasn’t technically started yet. Our hospitality room is already full, so we are getting the couch ready for Shane Claiborne.


an experiment in truth

In alternative,anabaptist,celebration,Community,consumption,economy,generosity,Praxis,Submergent,subvert on February 22, 2008 by Eliacín

An Economy Stimulating Giving Spree! : Jesus Manifesto

Come May, most of us tax paying citizens will be receiving a check in the mail. Now, regardless of whether you agree with capitalism, our government, or the Economic Stimulus package, the fact remains that you’ll be getting a check either way. Now, the question becomes how to spend it.It’s true, once you get the check, it’s your money to do what you’d like with it, but the intent is that you spend it on consumer goods, thus stimulating the economy. You might just save it away for a rainy day or use it to pay off some debt, but I’d like to recommend another idea: A Giving Spree.

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What chores would Jesus Do?

In altermundismo,alternative,christianity,Community,creativity,Family,hospitality,incarnational,kingdom,monasticism,monastics orders,new monasticism,Spirituality,subvert on February 5, 2008 by Eliacín

What chores would Jesus do? – Los Angeles Times
Some monastic communities pool their resources and renounce private property. The Billings friends chose to control their own finances, though they shared equally in rent, utility and grocery bills. They all said they wanted to consume less, spend less, so they could give away more. Yet they found it unexpectedly hard to give up little comforts.Each family had come to the house with a refrigerator, so they now had two. They sat on a leather couch to watch Bible study videos — and Jennifer Aniston comedies. Their pantry was filled with bulk beans, but they splurged on kiwi fruit, reduced-fat Cheez-Its, mint-chip ice cream.

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I met Jeromy last year at one the School For Conversions hosted at The Church of the Sojourners in San Francisco. On the last night in San Francisco, Jeromy, myself and a few other new monastics walked around the Mission District sharing our dreams about our communities. I’m glad his dream is alive and sustained by the Spirit.


living the revolution

In alternative,creativity,liberation,Quote,Revolution,Submergent,subvert on February 2, 2008 by Eliacín

Suppose you had the revolution you are talking and dreaming about. Suppose your side had won, and you had the kind of society that you wanted.

How would you live, you personally, in that society? Start living that way now

– Paul Goodman


St. Martin Luther King

In abolitionist,alternative,America,christianity,education,Gospel,History,incarnational,kingdom,liberation,MLK,Politics,Race,racial relationships,racism,reconciliation,Social Justice,Spirituality,subvert,theology on January 20, 2008 by Eliacín


Alternatives to Spray Paint: Try Mud Stencils!

In alternative,Art,street art,subvert on January 5, 2008 by Eliacín

Alternatives to Spray Paint: Try Mud Stencils!  

Milwaukee-based artist Jesse Graves created a number of mud stencils that he recently put up on sidewalks and the sides of buildings. Below is his “how-to-guide”and a link to his website with more images.


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