Journey to Ithaca: Remembering Dr. Hal French

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“When you start on your journey to Ithaca, then pray that the road is long, full of adventure, full of knowledge.” (from “Ithaca” by Constantine Cavafy)On Wednesday I attended the funeral of my venerable friend, Dr. Hal French, along with 400 or more others.  The ceremony was grand, loving, thought-provoking and tender, with three lovely hymns, three eulogies and a magnificent organ-recital piece at the close. The line to greet family stretched through and in and out of several buildings; wai … [Read more...]

How to Do Interfaith: Basics For Pagan Beginners, Part 2

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Interfaith got you curious?  Feel like moving from the wading pool to the deep end of the pool?  So what do you do next?Look for an existing interfaith group in your area.  You’d be surprised how many groups are already out there.  Sometimes they are languishing, needing new energy such as yours.  And then again, some groups call themselves interfaith, but are really a consortium of inter-denominational Christian ministers (more properly called ecumenical), or an alliance of Jews, Christ … [Read more...]

Evangelism?

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Are you still here?  Did those few black letters, put together to form a word with which society associates so much meaning, make you shiver at the mere sight and want to close the page?I know how you feel.However, dear reader, I’m here to tell you that not only did my old attachment to this word--evangelism--get smacked down, it got redefined.  Revised.  Edited, and re-written within the concepts of my brain-waves.  I learned the other day that I too, am an Evangelist.  For the first tim … [Read more...]


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