Why Dowsing for Divinity?

We decided that the title Sermons from the Mound no longer quite fitted the type of posts we are actually writing. Technically, a sermon is a reflection on a text, and an exposition of its meaning. That’s not what we are actually doing with our writing.

So we had a very enjoyable brainstorming session via email, with a total of fifty-five different suggestions for names for the blog. But we kept coming back to dowsing imagery, with its connotations of looking for hidden currents, connections with the unseen, hidden waters, and hidden patterns. [Read more…]

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

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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Eros and Touch from a Pagan Perspective – Signed Copies Available

I am pleased to announce the publication of my theology of touch, Eros and Touch from a Pagan Perspective: Divided for Love’s Sake, from Routledge! I hope it will be of interest to anyone studying contemporary Paganism, LGBT issues, and/or body theology. [Read more…]

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Seeking the Mystery: Giveaway Results and Review Round-up

Congratulations to the winner of the Seeking the Mystery paperback giveaway, and thanks so much to all who spread the word about the book sale and wrote such kind reviews. Here’s a round-up of the reviews so far. [Read more…]

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Virtue Ethics (Seeking the Mystery, Chp. 5 Excerpt)

What are virtue ethics, and how do Pagans make ethical decisions? Learn more in this excerpt from Seeking the Mystery: An Introduction to Pagan theologies. [Read more…]

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The Multiple Soul (Seeking the Mystery, Chp. 4 Excerpt)

What are some of the ways that Pagans think about the human soul (or in some case, the human souls)? Learn more in this excerpt from Seeking the Mystery: An Introduction to Pagan theologies. [Read more…]

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Myth and Tradition (Seeking the Mystery, Chp. 2 Excerpt)

As promised, an excerpt from Seeking the Mystery: An Introduction to Pagan Theologies, now available in both e-book and paperback editions. Excerpt from Chapter Two: Myth, Tradition, and Innovation The foundation of contemporary Pagan theology is myth. Given the colloquial use of the word “myth,” this statement may sound a bit strange. In Western culture, “myth” often [Read More…]

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