Stepping Aside

October 31 will be my last day as Coordinating Officer of Denton CUUPS. I will remain an active member, but I’m stepping aside from formal leadership. [Read more…]

Welcoming Children in Pagan Circles

Our children are the next generation of Pagans – we have an obligation to be welcoming to them and their parents. But small children can’t sit quietly and participate reverently and it isn’t fair to expect everyone else to just tune out crying babies and babbling toddlers. This is the dilemma of children in a Pagan circle. [Read more…]

How Should Pagan Clergy Dress?

We who serve as Pagan clergy have an obligation to our Gods and to our traditions to present ourselves as serious, competent, and thoughtful. This require study and practice, but it also requires paying attention to how we dress. [Read more…]

Resting in the Shadows of the Solstice

The many traditions of the Winter Solstice encourage us to light candles and make merry to mark the rebirth of the Sun and the promise of Spring. But if the busyness of the holiday season and concerns over the future make it hard to celebrate, perhaps we need a different approach to this most ancient holy day. [Read more…]

A Community is a Living Thing

Our Pagan groups are more than collections of individuals. They’re living things with their own traditions and missions. [Read more…]

Who Is My Co-Religionist?

We can have our own beliefs and refine them in conversation with others. We can practice parts of our religion with some people and other parts with other people. We can gather with anyone and everyone who shares our values, whether they express those values in the same way or not. [Read more…]

CUUPS Convocation 2016

Almost 80 CUUPS members and friends from around the country traveled to Salem, Massachusetts for a long weekend of rituals, workshops, keynote addresses, and the kind of conversations we can’t seem to have anywhere else. [Read more…]

Mission and Vision: What Your Chapter Can Learn From the 2014 Surveys

This is my keynote presentation from the CUUPS Convocation, condensed and reformatted for a blog post. [Read more…]

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