Jesus or Ayn Rand?

Twentieth century philosopher Ayn Rand wrote: “Every man—is an end in himself, not the means to the ends of others. He must exist for his own sake, neither sacrificing himself to others nor sacrificing others to himself. The pursuit of his own rational self-interest and of his own happiness is the highest moral purpose of …

An Ego At Rest

Jesus seeks to destabilize our arrogance and construct a new way of thinking and acting in its place. While religious outwardism crushes the ego, the anti-kingdom outlook coddles it. Jesus offers a third way, one in which the ego can breathe at ease. Remember that for the “middle-class in spirit” life is their film and …

A Foot-Washing Troublemaker

Jesus, our prototypical Subversive, was a culture-changing, foot-washing troublemaker! Instead of royal symbols of sword and chariot he chose a servant’s basin and towel. He had all the power of heaven at his disposal, but rather than vaunting himself to dominate, he bent low to wash the feet of those who should’ve been washing his. …

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