I live in Salem, Massachusetts. We have 31 days of Halloween in Salem. I have been here for 20 years. I pastored a church in town for almost 18 of those years. This means that I have effectively experienced 600 years of Halloween. We have had teams of people from chruches around the US and … More Christians and Halloween: Help! What do I do?!
I have described my theological views under the title of Wild Theology. In fact, the website for my books, BurningReligion.com, also has the URL WildTheology.org pointing at it. Yes, you can assume that my Wild Theology is embedded into my writings – philosophically and technologically. I have described this Wild Theology in extremely simple terms: … More Wild Theology Podcasts are now on Youtube
There’s a small village deep in the middle of France. Last I saw the place, the population sign read 121. The sign was old and out of date. The village had burgeoned to a whopping 171 as of the 2015 census. Nobody would know about Taizé if it weren’t for a group of monks on … More The Rhythms of Easter All Year
The Youtube Video below highlights a fantastic couple who have been ministering among the nomads in the US for years. Please check them out, and if this touches your heart, visit them online at thenomadsland.org.
Christmas is nearly on us – or perhaps it has already overtaken us – depending on the pressure and/or the amount of work the season has for you. Advent is celebrated by some of us, and it has been with us for a couple weeks. Typically, we do not use the word “celebrate” is respect … More Observe Advent this Christmas by Observing the Feelings of Others
I have been reading the Bible yn Cymraeg (in Welsh) for a while now. This has been wonderful, and simultaneously problematic. My Welsh is broken enough to leave me with an extremely low level of comprehension, and a need to refer to a dictionary with some frequency. I feel like the many people, who over … More Struggling Like a Child
The Celtic Missional Advent series is can be used in any year. It is designed to adapt to the changing dates of each year. The series is listed in the links below. It includes lessons about living the missional life as found in the story and scriptures of the Advent, and are matched with the lives … More Celtic Missional Advent Series 2016
Advent November 29, Saint Sadwrn’s Day Luke 2:36-38 Your Sacrifices Are Not Forgotten “There was also a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was advanced in years, having lived seven years with her husband after her marriage, and then as a widow until she was eighty-four. She never left the temple, … More Celtic Missional Advent November 29: Your Sacrifices are Not Forgotten
The post below was a response to the question on Quora: Is it better to ignore a homeless person begging or to say you don’t have money? Daily, I pass a number of homeless people, or those who live on the minimal edge of subsistence and need extra help each month. There are the disabled, the addicted, … More Responding to the Beggar
Today, I learned that phlebotomists and nurses are like pastors, but it wasn’t a good lesson, or at least it wasn’t an easy lesson. This morning, someone tried to draw blood from the back of my hand. Not once, but three times. Not only did she miss, she went through the vein – beyond it … More Bad Pastors are Like Bad Phlebotomists