Burning Man, Growth Struggles, Cultural Course Correction…

Today, I was reading an article from the BBC about the recent letter from Burning Man CEO Marian Goodell. There is nothing new in this BBC article (except the letter from Marian), and in fact, the information is a number of years old. We were already talking about this stuff at my first Burning Man … More Burning Man, Growth Struggles, Cultural Course Correction…

I am Looking for Wyrdos

The English word “weird” comes down to us from an Anglo-Saxon and Germanic etymology. The Anglo-Saxon word “wyrd” was defined as destiny, and in the 15th century the English word “weird” was still defined as “destiny”, or “having the power to control fate.”[1] Today the word “wyrd” is used among the Nordic heathenry. They consider … More I am Looking for Wyrdos

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?

This Cover Rocks: Thanks Kevmo, Jeffman, and ShawnFitz

BurRelCover (1) Click the above link and get rocked by the tragic beauty of this cover. Kevissimo Rolly – thanks for you awesome photography at Burning Man. Jeff Menasco – thanks for your skills and patience with the layout of the cover. Shawn Fitzgerald – thank you for that amazing picture of me, which is … More This Cover Rocks: Thanks Kevmo, Jeffman, and ShawnFitz

The Power of the Political Clown Car: Trump and Sanders

Donald Trump looks like the runaway leader in the Republican run for the presidency at the moment. On the left hand side of the aisle, Bernie Sanders is making more waves than anyone else. But it is Trump, who is most raising the eyebrows of America, especially among educated progressives. “How,” they ask, “can anyone be … More The Power of the Political Clown Car: Trump and Sanders

Perspectives from Exile: Palestinian – Jewish, Christian – Pagan…

“What is it that exile affords you?…the essential privilege of exile is to have, not just one set of eyes, but half a dozen, each of them corresponding to the places you’ve been.” Edward Said from Orientalism: The Documentary 1986 I was not born into Evangelicalism. I became an Evangelical/Pentecostal through a radical Christian conversion … More Perspectives from Exile: Palestinian – Jewish, Christian – Pagan…

Burning Man and Christianity: Lessons in confession (or the lack of it)

Burning Man is currently going through a bit of a crisis. The last couple years “Plug and Play Camps”, or what is now being called “Turnkey Camps”, began to come into focus in the event. Apart from the typical rough and tough radical self-reliance, self-expression, and gifting principles – apart from the non-commodification principle, a new culture … More Burning Man and Christianity: Lessons in confession (or the lack of it)