Back in the summer, I spent a day with the Church Mission Society in Oxford, England. I taught on the subject of working in festival settings. Afterwards, I did a short interview with Naomi Steinberg about Halloween, Burning Man, learning to befriend Witches, and general festival outreach. You can find the interview at the top … More Interview with Church Mission Society in the UK
I am working with a friend at the famous Coachella Music Festival, which somehow gets itself listed as the best music festival year after year. This is based upon the music lineup and surprises that come with that lineup. For instance, Eminem was one of the headliners this year, and as a surprise guest, Dr. … More Coachella Music Fest: The best of the worst of us?
One month until we head to the UK. The 5-6 week outreach involving three festivals, and preparations for future events in North Wales is now in its second year. An art installation at one festival, philosophy/theology discussions and debates at two others, dream interpretation and spiritual healing ministry at all events, and ongoing ministry to … More Festival Micro-Church Planting: UK 2016
I spent a good portion of the last three years studying and writing for the book Burning Religion. It is filled with philosophy, theology, carnival tall tales, and autobiographical stories from going to and living in weird places. Salem, MA, Burning Man, the last days of the Mayan Calendar in Palenque, MX make their way … More Burning Religion: help me publish the Book
American society has its nomads. This is not something we readily recognize, or acknowledge, but they live all around us. They are the homeless. They are the under-employed, who move from region to region looking for work. They are the 8 million truck drivers spending most of their days on long open lonely roads. Some … More A God for the Nomads
New Year’s Eve went off without a hitch. The interactive art we have been doing at Burning Man came to salem with a simple little 24 wooden pallet circle, which acted as a living New Year’s resolution board. Check out the video on The Gathering news page. Thanks to John Andrews of Social Palates for the … More The Palette of Your Life in action
Our work at Burning Man is sneaking its way into Salem, MA. This interactive art piece consists of 24 used wooden pallets, and Dennis Huxley’s carpenter skills stood pulled off this eight foot tall circle of pallets, which became an interactive art installation allowing people to mark their New Year’s resolutions in seasons, and months and … More The Palette of Your Life