Christians at Burning Man? Isn’t that dangerous?

For those of you, who are worried about people falling into temptation and acting like a bunch of hedonists at Burning Man. Well yes, that does happen to some of the Christians who go to these crazy places. They end up getting stoned, or drinking too much. Typically they rebound, and keep their lives together. … More Christians at Burning Man? Isn’t that dangerous?

Insanity May Not Always Be a Bad Thing

“Long journeys with hopeful, but uncertain destinations are as tiring on the mind as they are on the emotions. Only the most disciplined minds arrive at the destination intact, and yet, thought Gwyn Dee, ‘losing one’s mind may not always be a bad thing.’” Wyman, Phil (2015-10-20). Burning Religion: navigating the impossible space between religion … More Insanity May Not Always Be a Bad Thing

Death and Life, Darkness and Hope: the strange inversion of Good Friday to Easter

The Christian life is a great inversion. Everything is upside down. The first shall be last. The last shall be first. The proud are humbled. The humble are exalted. The greatest illustration of this is evident in this season between Good Friday and Easter Day. Even the fact that we would call the day of … More Death and Life, Darkness and Hope: the strange inversion of Good Friday to Easter

Our Isolation and Our Violence Needs a Miracle Cure

Burning Religion arrived at 2nd Congregational Church in Peabody on the Sunday between Christmas and New Year’s Day 2015. This portion of the message highlights the existential isolation we experience because no one understands how we view the world, we will all experience the sense of feeling alone. In cases of radical differences in worldview, … More Our Isolation and Our Violence Needs a Miracle Cure

Trump, Wasserman and Taboo Talk as Social Justice

A cultured individual does not talk about certain things in public. Well, not at least in cultured settings, but the taboos of discussion have expanded far beyond the realms of the cultured, and are now coffeehouse, and pub taboos as well, unless of course, one is willing to tacitly agree with the most disagreeable things. … More Trump, Wasserman and Taboo Talk as Social Justice

The Farce Awakens!

May the Farce be with you. We watched Star Wars: The Force Awakens. We were surprised. We were laughing. Some of us were crying. Some of the audience around us clapped and cheered when familiar faces and gadgets appeared. Star Wars is an institution of important childhood memories for many people today. Somehow the cheesy, the … More The Farce Awakens!