Wild Theology Poetry Shorts #1 – From the RS Thomas Literary Festival

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-c95tk-12cfcde The Following poems were read at the RS Thomas Literary Festival as part of a competition and open reading on September 18, 2022: The Learner’s Eisteddfod   Siarad Cymraeg? Ydw, I say. But, it’s barely true   One clumsy American. 100,000 Celtic warriors…faces painted blue. Or so I imagined. But it’s only Taid a … More Wild Theology Poetry Shorts #1 – From the RS Thomas Literary Festival

Love Big or Go Home with John W. Morehead

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-yq3si-12032a4 John W. Morehead from MultiFaith Matters and I talk about the my new book Love Big or Go Home. He asks me about the origin story to this book, and I rehearse tales from my own nomadic travels and lessons learned through my time with nomads and assorted travelers. You can support this podcast … More Love Big or Go Home with John W. Morehead

John Robinson on Minority Languages and the Gospel: Wild Theology Flashback

My preparation for moving to Wales includes trying to become fluent in a Celtic language. Welsh is the most living and regularly used Celtic language in the world, but it is still a minority language in its own country. My moving to Wales will be focused upon working in the Welsh language setting. In this … More John Robinson on Minority Languages and the Gospel: Wild Theology Flashback

Learning Welsh, Facing Poverty, and Meeting Pagans in Cardiff

My last days of summer mission in the UK involved a week and a half of Welsh language in the National Eisteddfod. The Eisteddfod is a Welsh language, poetry, music, art and culture event. It is the largest event of its kind in the world, and brings over 100,000 Welsh speakers together each year. This … More Learning Welsh, Facing Poverty, and Meeting Pagans in Cardiff

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

Announcing the Big Transition: from Salem to the World

I have been in Salem, MA pastoring The Gathering since June 1999. Over the years, we have been at the center of creating events, and helping Christian ministers to act like regular people when they come to the city of Salem in October, and now the monthlong outreach has expanded to over a dozen events, … More Announcing the Big Transition: from Salem to the World

Leaders Do Not Have the Right to Pretend it Didn’t Happen

Leaders Do Not Have the Right to Pretend it Didn’t Happen It has been a little over 10 years since I was falsely accused of being a heretic by my former denomination, followed by the apparently more heinous sin of questioning the actions of that same “authority,” that made the accusations against me. There were … More Leaders Do Not Have the Right to Pretend it Didn’t Happen

A Wales’ Win, and Thoughts on Adoption and Mission (Part 2)

“God sets the solitary in families.” (Psalm 68:6) The first part of this post highlighted feelings about a place, which feels to me, “more like home than home itself.” This has application to a plethora of dynamics about the Christian life, and mission. It’s obvious connection to me late last night was my thoughts on … More A Wales’ Win, and Thoughts on Adoption and Mission (Part 2)

Church Life and Sharing Your Faith: Andrew Thomas’ thoughts

My friend Andrew Thomas is an extremely intelligent man. He is a Molecular Biologist and a lecturer at Cardiff University in Cardiff, Wales. Until fairly recently, he had an uncomfortable relationship with the faith in which he was raised. Here he talks about the change in that attitude. We met Andrew at HowTheLightGetsIn at Hay-on-Wye … More Church Life and Sharing Your Faith: Andrew Thomas’ thoughts

From Cardiff to Caernarfon and Back

The last two weeks since leaving the fields of HowTheLightGetsIn have been a wonderful adventure in Wales, and in Welsh. After traveling back with Andrew Thomas (who supplied the fantastic canopy tent, which became the late night/early morning Steward’s hangout location at Hay-on-Wye) to Cardiff, I stayed with our Burning Nest friend Charlie Upton for … More From Cardiff to Caernarfon and Back