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 The sign was old and out of date.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
If you would prefer to listen to the podcast of this you can find it on my Patreon page. Today I opened a can of worms, which is a bit like saying that today was like any other day. I pulled the trigger a few days late, because I am not a journalist, and not … More Assange, Isolation, and the Growing Radicalism in our Society
That’s right. I’ve got a new book coming out in a few short days. On October 1st, The Reformation of Halloween: rethinking Christianity’s response to Halloween is coming out. This is a topic I am passionate about, and it’s fair enough to say that I probably have more experience with missional activity on Halloween than … More New Book! The Reformation of Halloween
There are places, times, events, and even people where are hearts find comfort and feel at rest. These locations, times, events, and people represent hints of heaven. The Apostle Paul spoke of being “strangers and pilgrims” on this earth, and when we experience moments and places that feel more like home than home itself, we … More Wales, Cornwall, England, Devon and the Czech Republic Part 4
Update June 1-17, 2018 This is the second update on my UK trip. I last communicated toward the end of the first two festivals at Hay-on-Wye. I had lost my hat after the Philosophy festival, and was working at the Hay Literary and Arts Festival. As I packed up and headed for breakfast on my way … More Wales, Cornwall, England, Devon, and Czech Republic Trip Part 2
From May15-31, 2018 I began my time in the UK in Caernarfon, North Wales. Trey and Amelia McCain were away from their home in Llanllyfni, about 7 miles from Caernarfon. They opened their home and the use of their car to me. Thus, my first week was spent in the Welshest area of Wales – … More Wales, Cornwall, England, Devon, and Czech Republic Trip Part 1
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?