John Byron Shank Photo by Caroline Beard/Location courtesy of Loring Pasta Bar - Dinky Town

Welcome to my website. I want you to know about my music, books, art, and seminars. My first album is called Yeshua, the Hebrew Name for Jesus. It’s an album of prophecy and praise. The second album is Lord of Love, which I recorded with a band of friends known at the time as AcousticNerve. This is a collection of wisdom songs. The third album is Pathos & Ethos, and it confronts ruthless evil. My fourth album is called BURNING, and it has songs about true and false, male and female relationships. I hope you will be inspired by all of them. More about my songs are under MUSIC in the tab above.

Under the BOOKS tab, you can find out more about Deep Discipling My Flesh Is Mine, But It Is Not Me. I also wrote The Root Of Shame The Deal we make with Evil. And Male & Female Conceits How We Deceive Ourselves and Each Other. These writings provide the material I use in teaching and counseling at Metro Hope, a faith based in-house addiction recovery center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I have also written a science fiction novel called: TIMEOUT A Metaphysical Passage. This is about a Quantum Physicist who discovers a way to slow down the speed of light, so invisible beings moving faster than light now become visible…

True & False Intimacy is a four-hour seminar devoted to identifying and avoiding manipulative ploys, potential predators, and heart-breaking mismatches. It also explores the false assumptions and conceits in ourselves which can set us up for these kinds of relationships. This material is also found in my Male & Female Conceits book.

Under the VIDEO tab you can see The Lord of Love, the title track was shot by Steve Gamble in Irvine Park, St Paul MN, in a small band pavilion near the water fountain. Members of AcousticNerve are playing with me. Another video was shot at the home of my wife’s cousin Anders Palm, in Stockholm, Sweden. It’s a loose jam with his son Staffan Palm, who is playing an African instrument called a sansula. I am playing my beloved travel guitar, a Yamaha Silent Steel.

I have included some short videos of what I call POEMOVs. These are postings I have started making on TikTok under the name epiphanies7 #wisdom #poems #rerlationship. I am starting to post these on Instagram as well.

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