Archives for February 2012

Evolution Weekend

Charles Darwin This is the seventh annual Evolution Weekend and Clergy Letter Project, which asks ministers of all denominations to speak on the importance of evolution and the lack of conflict between religion and science. Though I am not clergy (at least not in the usual sense) I feel the need to add my voice [Read More…]

Dealing With Pagan-phobic UUs

UU Pagans – Faith in Action Sometimes I forget how good I have it. Denton CUUPS had been in existence for three years when I arrived. There were still a few people in the Denton UU Fellowship who were skeptical about Paganism in a UU church, but by the time I was elected Congregational President [Read More…]

Building a Spiritual Foundation

photo by Ashley Crouch We all have religious experiences. We all experience that most basic and universal phenomenon: wonder and awe. We experience the presence of a goddess or god, of our ancestors, or of the spirits of Nature. We experience the Unity of All. We have dreams, visions, or intuitions. We see omens and [Read More…]

The Cauldron of Transformation

The Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship February 5, 2012 Note:  I was originally scheduled to present this service last November.  On the preceding Saturday evening I got violently ill.  I thank Rev. Pam Wat for filling in for me with about three hours’ notice, and I thank the DUUF Worship Committee for the opportunity to lead [Read More…]

Channels of Pagan Practice

Alison Lilly, chief cat herder at No Unsacred Place, has a piece at her own Meadowsweet and Myrrh blog where she says “I found myself striving to become an Expert In All Things Pagan.” Alison explains in detail the many and varied expectations she felt as she grew beyond beginning Paganism. She suspects she isn’t [Read More…]

Gut Reactions Aren’t Always Right

the Land, the Sky and the Sea – all part of Nature crossposted with No Unsacred Place Last week fellow No Unsacred Place contributor Lupa wrote an excellent piece titled “We Do Not Return to Nature. We Are Already There.” If you haven’t already read it I encourage you to do so. The title is [Read More…]