About Christine Kraemer

Christine holds a PhD in Religious and Theological Studies from Boston University. She has published widely on literature, popular culture, and Paganism and is the author of Seeking the Mystery: An Introduction to Pagan Theologies (Patheos Press, 2012) as well as Eros and Touch from a Pagan Perspective (Routledge, 2013). Christine is also an instructor at Cherry Hill Seminary, where she served for two years as chair of the Theology and Religious History department.

Friends, May I Present to You… Your New Channel Manager!

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Thank you all so much for the energy you lend to this space. I have learned so much from all of you, and I’m glad I will be able to go on doing so. Many blessings. [Read more...]

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Ancestor Work: It’s Not Always About “Honoring”

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Ancestor work is not always about remembering the positive. Sometimes, it can be about demanding justice, making reparations, or healing wounds. [Read more...]

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Gardnerians, Sacred Lands, Climate Marches, and Other News of Note

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What’s on my mind and on my reading list this month? Sacred Lands; British-Wicca.com; Sex, Death, and Witchcraft; the People’s Climate March, and more. [Read more...]

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Call for Papers: Pagan Consent Culture – Building Communities of Empathy and Autonomy

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Yvonne Aburrow and I are pleased to announce that we will be co-editing an anthology entitled Pagan Consent Culture: Building Communities of Empathy and Autonomy. Your contributions are invited. [Read more...]

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Surviving Climate Change Requires Collective Action

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Our desire that our groups or traditions be ideologically perfect will not serve us now. Whether we are ready to face it or not, we are in a life or death situation. It is time to embrace our imperfect allies, because that is all we have, and all we are. [Read more...]

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Why I Dislike “-Ist”s but Love Raven Kaldera

Dealing with Deities

When I teach, I do my best to downplay my personal beliefs, since my aim is to help students think critically and encounter texts and ideas with minimal bias from me. Here’s the secret truth, though: of the maybe two dozen books and essays we look at in my introductory theology class, my favorite is Raven Kaldera’s Dealing with Deities. [Read more...]

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Combative Comments Interfere with Readers’ Critical Thinking

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A recent study suggests that allowing readers to be exposed to combative comments interferes with their ability to process new information and think critically about it. In fact, readers exposed to such comments tend to double down on their existing beliefs, i.e. their beliefs about the topic become more polarized than before, while their perceptions of the negative aspects of the topic being discussed increase. [Read more...]

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