In 2015, my daughter Laura invited me to go with her to Burning Man. While I expected to have an interesting and fun time, I didn't expect to fall in love with the quirky community and find a place to freely exercise my priestly vocation. Now, five years later I help lead a camp that offers Christian prayer, conversation and hospitality and am getting connected to the year-round burner community. A helpful primer for Burning Man is here and a introduction to my camp's purpose and principles is here.
Five Things That Make Burning Man Special
Camp Religious As Fuck 2019
The Intersection Podcast: PARTY meets PRAYER at Burning Man For season three of the Intersections Podcast, David Boyer is featuring different aspects of Burning Man, including one episode on Religious AF. It is beautifully done and includes Jesus, pot, fishnets, prayer and the line, "But these days Religious as Fuck feels more radical than the Orgy Dome."
It's 20 minutes well spent.
My reflection on Tuesday's Temple Eucharist
Camp Religious As Fuck's Website
Religious AF on the "Practice Makes Presence" podcast
2017 Interview on Burner Podcast
2016 Sun Valley Wellness Festival talk on Burning Man
Sun Valley Property News (Wellness Festival edition)
Episcopal Cafe Blog (prior to 2015 trip)
2015 Burning Man blog post that includes the words of the blessing I offered as my gift