The Thanksgiving Arms Race

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I understand why retailers are opening on Thanksgiving, but I still don’t like it. What’s behind the Thanksgiving Arms Race, and more importantly, what can we do about it? [Read more...]

Faith in the Wrong Things

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Those who put their faith in Democrats – or Republicans, or Libertarians, or Communists – have been let down over and over and over again. There is no reason to expect things will be different next time. Instead, put your faith in something older, stronger, and more certain. [Read more...]

Honoring Our Ancestors, Sustaining Our Relationships

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It is Samhain – “summer’s end” – and it is time to honor and remember our ancestors. Death has not ended our relationships with family and friends, for love never dies. It has simply transformed the relationships into something different, something that needs our work to sustain. [Read more...]

Proselytizing, Secrecy, and a Better Way

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We don’t proselytize, but we can make sure people know we’re here, and be ready to welcome those who respond to the same calls we heard earlier on our own spiritual journeys. [Read more...]

DFW Pagan Pride Day 2014

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A community that is both literally and figuratively spread out came together for a wonderful day of celebration and fellowship, and for the first time, on the Fort Worth side of the region. [Read more...]

The Commodification of Humanity


Are people commodities to be bought for the lowest price and discarded when their presence no longer maximizes profits? Or are people divine creatures, deserving to be treated with the dignity and respect due a being of inherent sovereignty and worth? Which world do you want to live in? [Read more...]

Sarajevo, Ferguson, and Powder Kegs

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“Don’t challenge the police” is the equivalent of posting a no smoking sign on a leaking pile of high explosives – it may be good advice, but it’s grossly inadequate to prevent a disaster. [Read more...]

Pagan Priests, Pagan Ministers

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Paganism needs institutions to enable multi-generational continuity, to provide support for individuals, for groups, and perhaps most importantly, for ideas. But I don’t think we need institutions to train ministers. I think we need to institutionalize the idea that all Pagans are ministers. [Read more...]