Hanukkah – The Feast of Re-Dedication

Holidays should be a time for our families (and our extended family or community) to come together and draw closer to God, bringing God even moreso into everything we do.  May this Haggadah foster a great time of fellowship as we enjoy God and all that He has done for us throughout history and into…More

THE GRAVE ROBBERS

“The Grave Robbers” Christian Goth ministry website is currently still up, but I am still archiving its contents here, so that it is archived for the future in case the website ever vanishes. Christian Goths Do Exist! The Grave Robbers Ministry Reach out to the Goth community with the love of Jesus Christ. Provide an…More

The Gothic Jesus

Written by Jack Danya Kemplin, adapted from an essay originally written by Josiah Schmidt for Goths For Jesus on December 28th 2003 “Even the darkness will not be dark to You; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to You.” Psalm 139:12 I find it ironic and even somewhat humorous…More

Depression

Adapted by Jack Danyá Kemplin, from an article originally written by Josiah Schmidt for GothsForJesus.com on May 30th 2003 “But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you.” Psalm 5:11 What is depression?…More

The Light Side of Goth

Written by Danielle Eternal-Nocturne of Dani’s Gothic Window I’ve been asked the question many times, does a person’s style of dress reflect what’s inside of that person. My beliefs about clothing is this: some people like shopping at the Gap (as an example), they think it’s cool–I don’t but that’s just me. What does dressing…More

Regarding Paganism in Secular Christian Practices

A person asked: “Have you ever encountered pagans who accuse us of killing and stealing there pagan culture and symbols and using it in our own religion. When I was a pagan/wiccan that was a very popular narrative. What’s sad is that there is some truth to it. How would you respond?” My response is:…More

Shir haShirim cHaroset

Why is there charoset on the Seder plate? The charoset reminds us of the hay and mud mortar that the Israelite slaves were forced to use to hold together the stones and bricks of Pharaoh’s storehouses as they slaved to build them. The hardship of slavery is also represented on the Seder plate by the…More

What is Hallel?

When a person begins looking into and trying to learn about Jewish faith, rituals, and prayers, they come across a lot of words and names for prayers that they have never heard about before; and finding out what those prayers are, and what the words of them are, is not always easy because a lot…More

Blessings for Food and Drink

These are short traditional blessings which can be recited before eating different categories of food, be it as a meal or a snack. There are blessings for eating fruits (that grow on trees), vegetables (that grow on the ground), grains, miscellaneous foods (that do not grow in soil, like dairy and meat), along with blessings…More

My Instruction

Sometimes I think about what would happen if I died before I could complete all of the things I wish to complete? I don’t have any long time confidants that are still with me who could complete my work. I therefore often conclude I would need to leave in writing my instructions as to how…More