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
Sonnet #43 on the carnival of God A song was played. Heaven and earth were formed. A garden made, where naked bodies warmed, until the worm slithered from past’ral glade and with the germ of doubt innocence slayed and from the leaves of figs we played our game – the game, which thieves still play … More Sonnet #43 – on the carnival of God
Sonnet #42 on the Greenman He hides among the stories past, but now he has no name, with stonied face he laughs or scowls, or smiles, or frowns, or cries. Who knows what mood is carved by ancient cunning crafts? The wintered face of death after the fall The brambled, twisted, tortured crown of thorns … More Sonnet #42 – on the Greenman
For the last 30 years, I have been swimming upstream, but it seems that the tide is changing. Perhaps, I have not been swimming upstream after all. Like the tidal surge that reaches far upstream in rivers like the Amazon, the Severn and the Wye, and the Qiangtang it could be that the river was … More 30 Years of Swimming Upstream? Halloween, Culture and Church Life
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
Does the church ever feel like a Cubist painting to you? I am wondering to what degree some of people feel like the complexity of church life has become a mass of supposedly simple blocks that no longer looks like a body. Do you feel this way? Has the attempt to create a combination of … More Church as Cubism?