Rewilding Our World

Yukon sled dogs

George Monbiot suggests “for more wonder, rewild the world.” But we’ve been taught the wild is something to be feared and controlled, something to drive out of ourselves and pretend we never had it in the first place. How can we rewild our lives? And what do we do when the wild shows up on our doorsteps uninvited? [Read more...]

Sacramental Eating

cows Oct2013

All of Nature is sacred. But sacred or not, life feeds on life. What is your relationship with the living things that die so you can continue to live? Is it a conscious relationship? Is it an honest relationship? Is it in line with your values? [Read more...]

Lessons From the Nye-Ham Debate


I doubt the Nye-Ham debate changed your mind about evolution. I hope it causes you to ask some hard questions – and to diligently search for answers. [Read more...]

Interdependence and the Weakness of Evolution

spider monkeys in Honduras

We are interdependent with each other, with other species, and with the Earth herself. A religious approach that recognizes this interdependence will be more successful than one that stubbornly clings to the illusion of independence. [Read more...]

A Pagan View of Compassion

representing Paganism at an interfaith exhibit, with Michi Harper

My theological basis for compassion is a religious basis, but it is also a naturalistic basis. My religion is informed and influenced by science. [Read more...]

A Commitment to Nature

03 23 Concord River

I do not have a commitment to Nature because I’m a Pagan. I’m a Pagan because I have a commitment to Nature. This is what it means for me to be a Nature-centered Pagan. [Read more...]

Sacred Lands and Spiritual Landscapes

drum circle 04.13.13

For me, the key theme of the Sacred Lands and Spiritual Landscapes Symposium was shifting our relationship with the land from one that acts as though humans are the pinnacle of the Universe to one that sees us as part of the Universe. [Read more...]