This page is meant to be a collection of interviews I’ve given over the years on various aspects of life, ministry, and theology.

Kairos Center Interview: Wess Daniels on Resisting Empire: The Book of Revelation as Resistance


Rework Podcast: Phone a Friend

April 7, 2020

In this episode, we sit down with Quaker theologian and small business owner Wess Daniels, the author of the book Resisting Empire: The Book of Revelation as Resistance. He talks about the value of silence; reshaping systems of money and power; and building community during a time of struggle.

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Mar 23, 2020

C. Wess Daniels joins host Corey Easterday to discuss their storied friendship, Wess’s book “Resisting Empire: The Book of Revelation”, his passion for revitalization work, & what an individual’s faith in God & relationship with the Church can look like in 2020. Wess also talks about his coffee company – Fireweed Coffee Co. – & describes what Corey was like as a middle schooler when spoiler alert Wess was his Youth Past.

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Sermon Smith

September 8, 2014

Wess Daniels checks in with us from the greater Portland area. Wess talks about his role as a released minister in a Friends church, the unique role of preaching in the Quaker congregation, and how sketch notes helped him develop a new approach to sermon preparation.

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Rhett Smith Podcast 6: Exploring a Rhythm of Life

Apr 15, 2015

In this podcast we discuss a lot of different things such as:

  • leadership in the Quaker tradition (flattened leadership)
  • what participatory culture looks like
  • developing weekly rhythms of self-care
  • harnessing creativity in our work (i.e. sketchnotes)

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Wess Daniels on Resisting Empire: The Book of Revelation as Resistance with the Kairos Center’s Colleen Wessell-McCoy

May 2019

Dr. Wess Daniels is the William R Rogers Director of Friends Center and Quaker Studies at Guilford College in North Carolina. He is a longtime part of the Kairos network, going back to his time as Quaker pastor at Camas Friends Church in Washington. Wess spoke with Colleen Wessel-McCoy about his newest book, Resisting Empire: The Book of Revelation as Resistance, and what it offers our work today.

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Inverse Podcast

March 11, 2020

The book of Revelation is used by televangelist to do untold craziness. Yet our mate Dr. Wess Daniels’ new book “Resisting Empire” asks, “what if the book of Revelation was rescued from revenge fantasies to again encourage Christ-like communities to resist the dehumanising forces of empire?”

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A People’s Theology: Wess Daniels – Resistance in Revelation

Wess Daniels is here to set the record straight on the book of Revelation. He talks his book Resisting Empire: The Book of Revelation as Resistance and all about the resistive and liberative themes in the book.

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Profane Faith

Profane Faith Podcast: The Book of Revelation as Resistance: Dr. C. Wess Daniels – I was interviewed by friend, black theologian and hip-hop scholar, Dan White Hodge on his fantastic podcast “Profane Faith.” The topics we discussed there are relevant to our topic here.

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Quaker Faith and Podcast

Jun 19, 2017

Mackenzie spoke with Wess Daniels about Convergent Friends. Wess the Director of Friends Center at Guilford College and author of “A Convergent Model of Renewal: Remixing the Quaker Tradition in a Participatory Culture.”

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Being Unnormal

In a powerful episode which serves as a call to action to church congregations everywhere, we get real about God and Mental Health. We discuss why prayer alone isn’t enough action to help people in mental health crisis, how churches can connect deeper with their followers that may be struggling, and how a connected pastor can change the conversations and acceptance of mental health issues in their churches.

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