Faith in the Public Square

a public square behind which sits a church

 Weeks ago, I read (and reviewed) the Os Guinness book The Global Public Square in which the author advocates not for a secular, or "naked" public square, but for one in which all faiths are allowed to express themselves equally and without fear of discrimination.  This past weekend, a conversation relating to the public square could be found on the Wild Hunt related to an article about the experience of religious minorities in Christian-dominated schools.  The conversation was, at t … [Read more...]

Travelling Together

This past weekend, the Wild Hunt ran a column entitled Institutions vs. Counterculture in Modern Paganism. I highly recommend reading it, it's both thoughtful and thought provoking.  But, in summary, it explores the tension in our community between the wild and the mystical and the more staid and sedate.  Some in the comments, myself included, proposed possible resolutions or middle grounds.  John Becket, another author here on the Patheos Pagan Channel, shared some of his thoughts in his essay, … [Read more...]


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