Holy Clothes

Adapted by Jack Danyá Kemplin, from an article originally written by Josiah Schmidt for GothsForJesus.com on July 22nd 2004. “For we do not commend ourselves again to you, but give you opportunity to boast on our behalf, that you may have an answer for those who boast in appearance and not in heart.” II Corinthians…More

Appearance of Evil

Originally written by Josiah Schmidt for GothsForJesus.com on October 14th 2003. “Abstain from all appearance of evil.” I Thessalonians 5:22 If you’re a Christian Goth, you’ve probably had this verse twisted up and thrown in your face on multiple occassions. There are some in the church who do not put up with sound doctrine and…More

What is Goth?

Adapted by Jack Danyá Kemplin, from an article originally written by Josiah Schmidt for GothsForJesus.com on September 23rd 2003. “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; Those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, upon them a light has shined.” Isaiah 9:2 Unless you’ve been hiding under a…More

A Defense of Christian Goth

Originally written by Josiah Schmidt for GothsForJesus.com on April 4th, 2003. “But the LORD said to Samuel, ‘Do not consider his appearance. . . The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.’” I Samuel 16:7 Gothicism is often looked…More

There is a Christian Goth revolution taking place

The Revolution Originally written by Josiah Schmidt for GothsForJesus.com on August 30th, 2004. “But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things–and the things that are not–to…More

A Time for Fasting

It is the season of Lent. As I like to illuminate the Jewish origins of Catholic tradition, I would like to point out that just as there is a 40 day fast, Lent, before Pascha (Easter); there is the Fast of Esther, which some do in the daylight hours leading up to Purim, and for…More