The DIY Monastery: Kinäs Kloster

Since I started this blog I have been arguing against the concept ‘the postsecular’, an academic buzzword for almost twenty years. The idea behind that concept is the ‘new visibility of religion’. This idea means a changed relationship between religion and surrounding society in general, and between religion and politics in particular. But the problem is that very little (if any) empirical data seems to … Continue reading The DIY Monastery: Kinäs Kloster

A Thousand Tiny Sextapes (Part 3)

Find A Thousand Tiny Sextapes here: (Part 1) & (Part 2)   Porn Tumblrs The social media site and app Tumblr, has proven particularly well suited for sharing porn in tiny snippets. Perhaps this, more than anything, embodies the spirit of truly being a thousand tiny sextapes. Deleuze & Guattari’s term a thousand tiny sexes is meant to display a vast array of sexualities, pointing to that there is … Continue reading A Thousand Tiny Sextapes (Part 3)

The Cure #3: The Burning Revolution – Why Capitalism is Giving Way to Schizophrenia

This post is part of a series of The Sickness, and Cure 1 (Ctrl+Alt+Deleuze), Cure 2 (Acceptance Commitment Theology), & now cure 3. Religious scholars may be aware that the title of this post is a paraphrase of Linda Woodhead and Paul Heelas’ book ”The Spiritual Revolution, Why Religion is Giving Way to Spirituality” and Deleuze and Guattari’s ”Capitalism and Schizophrenia”. Participatory culture is on the rise … Continue reading The Cure #3: The Burning Revolution – Why Capitalism is Giving Way to Schizophrenia

A Thousand Tiny Sextapes (Part 2)

Read: A Thousand Tiny Sextapes (part 1) here.   Porn as community Today, porn on the internet is a well that never dries out. Although much of ”commercial”, mainstream pornography is produced in California, porn can also be seen as a growing do-it-yourself movement. Some search-engine-youtube-like sites, such as Pornhub, also has a division of what they are doing called Pornhub Community. The Community in this case consists … Continue reading A Thousand Tiny Sextapes (Part 2)

The Cure #2: Acceptance Commitment Theology

In my post The Sickness I bashed psychoanalys and different strands of psychology for being in service of capitalism; of an ideological production of a self-sufficient individual. However, when I’m now turning to formulating a remedy, there are different aspects of this where I think that Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) is productive. But I would like to advance this to Acceptance Commitment Theology. It’s all the … Continue reading The Cure #2: Acceptance Commitment Theology

A Thousand Tiny Sextapes (Part 1)

Desiring machines At the outset of Anti-Oedipus Deleuze and Guattari lays out what they understand as desiring machines. The mouth coupled with the breast, the bee coupled with the flower. Desire, in Deleuze’s understanding of the word, is productive, it drives us forward, the amalgamation of the in some sense heretofore singular, or at least separable, into a new totality is how desire works. Desire … Continue reading A Thousand Tiny Sextapes (Part 1)

Sex, Money & Theology

What is theology? I know, had that been the ”sexy” headline this may become the least read piece I’ve ever written. However, I believe that there is much to be said on this topic. One way of thinking about theology is to align with a tweet from theologian David Capener: Contemporary theology seems to be about answering questions no one is asking. I believe this has a painful … Continue reading Sex, Money & Theology

”Deleuzian” Theology

There’s nothing rotten in the state of theology Gilles Deleuze. In a list compiling the authors of the most cited authors of books in the humanities, Deleuze came in 12th place. As such he is unquestionably one of the super stars of 20th century philosophy. Within theology there is currently an increasing number of theologians looking to the works of Deleuze (including those written together … Continue reading ”Deleuzian” Theology

The God Box – ’fragile’, ’this side up’

The way I think about God is that it’s a phenomenological box. Since the beginning of time people have been placing things in different boxes, using language; words. Thunderbolts and lightning, very very frightening, for instance – was for a long time placed in the box labeled ”God” (’fragile’ and ’this side up’ labels optional). With time things started to change, some things were taken out … Continue reading The God Box – ’fragile’, ’this side up’