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
Here are a few more thoughts after the Coachella Music Festival. I helped Joshua Hanson’s Kingdom Promotions work with non-profit ministry rehab programs. They help men and women both young and old learn to work and re-enter life after drugs and alcohol. 180 men and women worked the festival and raised money to support their … More Post Coachella Update
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?
I have taken the Missional Celtic Advent meditations you find here on this website, and expanded them some, adapted them some, and improved them some. Then I put them together in an eBook, which you can purchase for only $2.99 on Amazon.com. You can simultaneously help support this ministry and find inspiration in the wild … More Celtic Advent Meditations
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
December 25th: Saint Jarlath (Iarlaithe mac Loga) Luke 2:7 Serve Where You are Stranded and Broken “And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.” The first Christmas Day began as a small calamity. By … More Celtic Missional Advent December 25th: Serve Where You are Stranded and Broken