Building Polytheist Community – Put the Gods at the Center

My presentation from Friday’s “Building Polytheist Community” panel discussion at the Many Gods West conference in Olympia, Washington. [Read more…]

A Pagan in Texas

There’s a lot that’s wrong with Texas and if you’d rather live somewhere else I completely understand. But I’m getting really annoyed with people who’ve never set foot in Texas talking about it like it was Saudi Arabia or North Korea. [Read more…]

I’m Thankful For The Pagan Community

As you gobble your turkey and say your prayers of gratitude next Thursday, remember to give thanks for our Pagan community. It’s a difficult community and often a frustrating community, but it’s a good community and I’m glad we’ve got it. [Read more…]

Practicing Through the Hurt

The world is hard and it’s getting harder. You might as well be who and what you’re called to be – and be it with the rest of your community. [Read more…]

Love in Fearful Times

Courage is a virtue, but if we are not mindful our courage can lead us to attack the symbols of our fear and not its root cause. It can lead us to attack the wrong things and the wrong people. Sometimes, the antidote to fear is love. [Read more…]

The Obligations of Religion

The freedom of Paganism is a great thing, but let’s remember that good, strong, meaningful religion also carries obligations. [Read more…]

The Big Tent of Paganism

What do Druids and Wiccans, Heathens and Hellenists, Thelemites and chaos magicians, shamans and seers, kitchen witches and tree huggers all have in common? Not a single thing. But there’s still value in the Big Tent of Paganism. [Read more…]

Board Service

I’m thankful CUUPS is my spiritual home and I’m thankful I’ve had the opportunity to contribute to maintaining and growing CUUPS for the next generation of UU Pagans. If you’re asked to serve on the Board of Trustees or another committee of an organization of which you’re a part, I encourage you to say yes. [Read more…]