Why I am a Neo-Pagan, or One thing I agree with Sam Webster about

There’s a blogging project started over at Patheos, “Why am I a …”, in which bloggers are supposed to respond in 200 words or less.  Several Pagan bloggers have responded and their responses are worth checking out.  I’ve written before about the things that I love about Paganism.  But when I asked myself why I [Read More...]

Quote: Intellect in service to wonder

My posts tend to run a little long.  So, I’ve decided to start a thought-provoking quote series.  I’ll just be sharing the quote, with little to no commentary in the post, but feel free to comment and I’d be happy to discuss the quote in the comments with anyone who is interested. This week’s quote [Read More...]

The Tree of Life

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. – Soren Kierkegaard It seems to me that a human life is like a tree, but lived in reverse. As children, we are as bright green leaves, fragile miracles, proof of the perenniality of life, playfully dancing on the wind, eagerly and indiscriminately [Read More...]

“Waiter! There’s some Christianity in my Pagan soup!”

The latest brouhaha in the Pagan blogosphere is Sam Webster’s post “Why You Can’t Worship Jesus Christ and Be Pagan”.  Jason Mankey has written a great response to Webster’s post and I highly recommend it.  I’m not going to repeat all the points that Jason makes, most of which I completely agree with.  Let me [Read More...]

The Gospel of Compost

“All my life I had waited for an inspiration, a manifestation of God, some kind of a transcendent, magic experience that could show me my place in the universe. This experience I made with my first compost.” — Bette Midler, when she was crowned the “Queen of Compost” in Germany in 1994 In honor of [Read More...]

There’s being Earth-centered, and then there’s being earth-centered: why both are important

I recently made two attempts to explain why I think why our subjective experience should be given as much importance in our discourse as our attempts to bracket that subjectivity in favor of the ideal of scientific objectivity.  This discussion was framed in terms of the relative value of geo-centric and helio-centric perspectives on the [Read More...]


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