A good place to start this blog would be a brief explanation of what I mean by Kink Theology and why I think it is an important thing to do.
To do this I’ll briefly explain in turn what I mean by theology and kink and then what I intend to do by bringing the two together.
This is only an extremely brief introduction. I could go into huge depth on both subjects but have chosen to keep it as brief as possible and so only explain how I am defining each of the titles to mean.
In future I will take more time so that I can go into more depth on both of these massive subjects.
What do I mean by Theology? Continue reading
Holy week begins today on Palm Sunday which is the day when Christians remember Jesus’ entry into Jerusalm on the back of a donkey an event that occurs in all four of the Gospels.
It’s a brash outlandish public display of power during the busiest time of year for the city. Jesus is mimicking the political leaders of His day who would parade into the city after great victories showing off the spoils of battle. Continue reading
So a few weeks ago I spent some time in a silent monastery, and what does one do in a silent monastery? One spends time in silent prayer.
The trouble with silent prayer though is whilst you are busy doing nothing; God is also often doing nothing.
You can sit there expecting the world of God but that doesn’t mean God is going to turn up. Often in response to your doing nothing you’ll find God also does nothing .
Just …… Silence.
It’s the feast of Christ the king today so here’s my sermon for a small rural church based on Luke 23.33-43
A reading from Psalm 24
7 Lift up your heads, O you gates; and be lifted up, you everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
8 Who is this King of glory?
Deuteronomy 10.20: You shall fear the Lord your God; him alone you shall worship; to him you shall hold fast, and by his name you shall swear.
This is a reflection I wrote for a group of LGBT+ Christians as part of their summer reflection series looking at the book of acts. I chose Stephens Martyrdom because I wanted a weighty topic to get behind before the martyrdom of Fr. Jaques Hamal, so this passage took on a whole other level for me personally after that.
The passage is Acts 6.8-15 and 7.54-8.3
I spent some time living alongside a community of monks recently and as I’m attempting to write a kink based theology I did some reflecting and tried to view it through the BDSM lens….. with varying results
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Tagged BDSM, kink, Monastery, Monasticism, Monks, nuns, Obedience, relationship, Submission, Suffering
This post was originally written for a friend who created an online queer commentary for the letter to the Ephesians. I was given the passage about slaves and masters (for obvious reasons) which can be found here: Ephesians 6.5-9 – with different translations here
5 Slaves, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, in singleness of heart, as you obey Christ; 6 not only while being watched, and in order to please them, but as slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart. 7 Render service with enthusiasm, as to the Lord and not to men and women, 8 knowing that whatever good we do, we will receive the same again from the Lord, whether we are slaves or free.
9 And, masters, do the same to them. Stop threatening them, for you know that both of you have the same Master in heaven, and with him there is no partiality.
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Tagged BDSM, Bible Study, Ephesians, Queer Theology, slave/Master, Submission
I was asked to create a 15 minute reflection on my informational journey through college so far and was allowed to be as creative as I liked. I decided to write my journey out with key events and periods and set those periods to music I enjoyed. Partly as an excuse to play death metal and ambient Black metal at my deputy head, but also partly because music is a massive part of my life and I don;t get to use it in my ministry as much as I’d like.
So if you want the full scope of this piece click the links to the music for each segment and have a listen. If you don’t got time don’t bother, but you’re totally missing out…..
This is a personal piece with some thoughts I had the other day. I never intended this blog to be somewhere for me to post these kinds of things but I was in a bad place and found that it really helped writing it all down. Also I guess it helps provide a bit of honesty and integrity behind the theological ramblings.
In my life I have realised that I inhabit dark places.
This sermon was preached in a parish church on Good Friday 2016
based on the Passion Narrative in John’s Gospel
Did Jesus have to die?
Posted in Easter, God, Jesus, Non-Kink, Sermon, Suffering
Tagged Crucifixion, Good Friday, Jesus, John's Gospel, Passion Narrative, Sermon, Suffering