Non-Conformance and Diplomacy – The Realities of Being Pagan

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As people committed to social justice, it’s our job to build a society where differences aren’t a liability. But until then, this is the world we live in, and these are the harsh realities we face. [Read more...]

Top Posts on Patheos Pagan in 2014

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There’s been a lot of good writing on Patheos Pagan over the course of 2014. Here are my favorite posts, in no particular order. [Read more...]

Amanda Palmer and the Art of Crowdfunding

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Crowdfunding has become a seemingly magical source of money for a variety of projects and causes. But like all magic, it’s far more complicated than it appears on the surface. [Read more...]

Holy Tension, Holy Trust

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Demanding justice now is always right. Being frustrated when we don’t get it is understandable. Letting ourselves burn out because we don’t get it right away is counterproductive. [Read more...]

I’m Not OK With This

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This may not be what you intended when you supported “law and order” and “tough on crime” and “zero tolerance” but this is what you got. Maybe that’s working out just fine for you, but are you OK with the deadly impact it’s having on other people? [Read more...]

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...]


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