Priestly goth is a space for the exploration and working out of being a Christian who is in the World but not of the world. This exploration is a bit eclectic, like the goth aesthetic itself.
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.
At the third session of the Symposium for the Theological Interpretation of Scripture: Urban Ministry, I responded to a presentation on Raymon and Henry Emerson Fosdick’s relationship to Rockerfeller, I spoke of renunciation (of privilege and whiteness) and voluntary poverty (drawing on the Monastic Tradition) as an answer to the problem presented. I spoke deliberately […]
I was introduced to the work of Georges Florovsky in seminary. I was discussing Eastern Orthodoxy with my History professor Phil Anderson. Something in what I said clued him into that I was missing something about Orthodoxy and its history. He asked if I had read (knowing I hadn’t) Georges Florovsky. I immediately found his […]
Lectionary texts For this Sunday, September 8 proper 18(23), juxtaposes Philemon with Jesus’ hard sayings about hating family and life, taking up the cross, and giving up possessions. More to the point the juxtaposition comes from the story we are able to tease out from this short Epistle of the Apostle Paul to the leaders of […]
One of the canticles said at Lauds is taken from the third chapter of Habakkuk. It begins so confident , with such surety that God will vindicate and show God’s power. But then the reality of the siege of the city sinks in as the author sees beyond immediate circumstance even immediate suffering and hardship. […]