Wales, Cornwall, England, Devon and the Czech Republic Part 4

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

Post Coachella Update

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

Coachella Music Fest: The best of the worst of us?

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?

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

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

The Gathering needs your help

Our little church in Salem, MA has developed one of the most unique Christian Outreach projects in the world over the last 14 years. The video describes a few of the things we do, and needs we have. You can contact me for further information at philwyman (at) salemgathering.com or visit our donation page.