Here are reflections on the Church, the Spiritual life and the gothic subculture as a Christian who identifies as a goth. Since I am a pastor and spiritual director I wanted to create a space to explore and struggle with issues of church and pastoral care in an age of post-Christendom.
Here are also found portfolios of my iconographic work.
I invite the reader to explore with me the world of the priestly goth.
I recently talked with a low church evangelical who recently went on pilgrimage to Palestine/Israel. He reported that it was amazing, but that before the trip he hadn’t given much credence to the possibility that space, architecture, and place could be imbued with Spirit. Based on his experience at the pilgrimage sites in Jerusalem, he […]
As The Rule of the Community of the Holy Trinity suggest community life is the sharing and holding in common spaces and the objects in that space. We hold in common property, at the moment a rented apartment in a two flat in the Albany Park neighborhood of Chicago. The community moved into this location […]
In the late 1990′s into the early 2000′s there was a magazine called Nest: A Quarterly of Interiors. It’s one of the few magazines from when I subscribed to magazines that I have kept the issues, and even purchased some back issues. What has stuck with me about the magazine is that it wasn’t a […]
Hand Painted Icons in my Etsy shop:
I have begun work on a book, at the moment theological and philosophical reflections on ministry at the edges of denominational and institutional Christianity. I’m not against denominational and institutional Christianity (I’m deliberately avoiding the word “church”, ecclesia). The marginal path I have followed (in relationship to denomination and institutions) wasn’t calculated. However, it also […]
I’ve gathered From my Twitter feed the role of beauty and cathedrals was addressed at Emergence Christianity – A National Convention( #EC13 #BigTickle) . This Luther quote was thrown out there as an answer to the problem (though it is only a problem for a certain mindset admittedly dominant among Protestants): “The people need beauty as well […]
Last year when asked to take part in the Big Sculpture Garden at the Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival, I stumbled upon creating art installations with icons as the key component of the installation. I came upon this as i sought to communicate the meaning of the icon, in a context where the spirituality of the icon is unclear or unknown. […]