Books That Challenge, Books That Inspire

book your face is a forest

Here are reviews of the first three books I’ve read this year: Your Face Is A Forest by Rhyd Wildermuth, Bearing Torches: A Devotional Anthology for Hekate, and The Red Goddess by Peter Grey. [Read more...]

The Limits of Personal Power and The Dangers of Ignoring Them

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If we are truly beings of unlimited power, then people are only sick or poor or oppressed because they choose to be so. And if they choose to be sick or poor or oppressed then we have no moral obligation to help them. How convenient. [Read more...]

Fighting Evil Is Not A Fantasy Sport

Sekhmet - The British Museum - 2007

If you can watch the Islamic State videos or read their descriptions and not feel moved to do something to stop these evildoers, then you’re lacking empathy, not religion. [Read more...]

In Praise of Communities of Convenience

Denton UU 04.07.14

The modern Western cult of the individual makes building homogeneous communities difficult. But humans are social animals – we need each other so much it’s worth forming and supporting imperfect, heterogeneous communities of convenience. [Read more...]

The Care and Feeding of Activists

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Unitarian Universalism emphasizes right action over right belief, a teaching that inspires many of us to work tirelessly to make the world a better place here and now. But “tirelessly” is only a figure of speech – if we work long and hard on anything, no matter how meaningful it is, we will get tired. How do we take care of ourselves as we do our Great Work? [Read more...]

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No Pantheacon Envy

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In a perfect world I’d be at Pantheacon this weekend. But the world isn’t perfect and I’m staying at home. Unlike previous years, though, this year I don’t have Pantheacon envy. [Read more...]

ADF Texas Imbolc Retreat

Sean Harbaugh titled this photo "Druids Doing Druid Stuff"

I had another great time at the ADF Texas Imbolc Retreat. Thanks again to Chris Godwin, Amanda Godwin, and all the folks of Hearthstone Grove for their hospitality and their good work in planning and presenting this retreat. [Read more...]

Dreams of a Pagan Public Spectacle

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All you Pagans who are too cool for the Super Bowl: are you ready to reclaim spectacle for the greater good? [Read more...]


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