Celtic Missional Advent November 27th: God Knows Your Needs

Advent November 27, Saint Cyngar’s Day Matthew 2:25-34 God Knows Your Needs “Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? Behold … More Celtic Missional Advent November 27th: God Knows Your Needs

30 Years of Swimming Upstream? Halloween, Culture and Church Life

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

Festival Micro-Church Planting: UK 2016

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

Halloween for Christians: How to Respond to It

Halloween has become one of the largest, most influential holidays in America, and is gaining ground in other countries as well. It is a day filled with costuming, horror images, candy, and community openness. That combination seems strangely out of synch with sensibility at first glance, but those issues may not be as far apart … More Halloween for Christians: How to Respond to It

Tripping over Tripping Hippies at Stonehenge, or King Arthur needs gas money

   This was second visit to Stonehenge. The first time, I was the typical tourist standing behind the low fence marking the boundary of holy distance. This visit (2015) was during the Summer Solstice, and 23,000 other people were there to celebrate the Solstice with me.    Stonehenge was larger than I thought. The distance … More Tripping over Tripping Hippies at Stonehenge, or King Arthur needs gas money

A God for the Nomads

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