What is kink Theology?

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.

So………..

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Church Dogminatrix – Locking Away Desire

Chastity has a long tradition in the Christian church. Long before the toxic purity culture turned it into a poisoning and damaging mindset the men and woman of the monastic tradition where practising self imposed chastity to sharpen their minds and draw them closer to God. Continue reading

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God made me Kinky

God Made me Kinky.

That’s how I know God is ok with BDSM and kink. Because if God made me this way then it surely can not be bad in God’s eyes. BDSM is not a sin if explored safely and not recklessly. Continue reading

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Stained with Blood

A dear friend of mine has recently exhibited a piece of artwork in an exhibition for artists in recovery held in a cathedral. The piece explores the overlap between donating blood and the eucharistic act of sharing Body and Blood and the exclusion from both acts suffered by many. The piece was created to celebrate the change in British law in 2017 that relaxed the limits on those who could give blood who had previously been excluded including the LGBTI+ community and sex workers amongst others. Continue reading

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Mary Magdalene

This sermon was preached in a parish church on the feast of St. Mary Magdalene 2018 based upon teh Ressurrection narrative from John’s Gospel here.

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BDSM and the Eucharist

“Take, eat, this is my body broken for you”

When it comes to intimacy with God, no other act of worship or devotion brings us closer or deeper into contact with the Divine than the Eucharist.

In the Eucharist, or Communion, Christ gives us his broken Body and out poured Blood, to take into our selves and thus join us with his heavenly body in Heaven. By physically taking his Body into ourselves this act takes on a sexual, as well as spiritual dimension.

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Rubber Hooded Clergy

In the world of Christian liturgical worship clothing is very important, and when used correctly can bring a whole other dimension to the experiences of those involved. Special types of clothing worn by those leading worship (and occasionally those participating as well) are designed to act as symbols enhancing the experience of those observing the people wearing them and also to change the perception and experience of the people wearing the clothes themselves. Continue reading

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Role reversals on Palm Sunday

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

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Waiting…..

The Waiting Room by Ruben Alternative Art

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.

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Who is this King of Glory? – A sermon for Christ the King

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

Lift up your heads, O you gates; and be lifted up, you everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.

Who is this King of glory?

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Fear the Lord your Dom/me

 

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.

 

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