May 14, 2019

These new laws with their harsh punishments are not about reducing the number of abortions. They’re about allowing politicians to tell themselves and their anti-abortion supporters that their hands are perfectly clean. They’re not. Read more

May 12, 2019

“I didn’t expect it to be so real.” As unique as this comment was, the message is one I heard from others at our Beltane ritual: this is meaningful, this is sacred, this is real. The elements that made this ritual so powerful can be incorporated into any Pagan ritual. Read more

May 9, 2019

Given the excesses and abuses of religion, some question whether we should take the step from raw experience to formal religion, and many people are choosing not to take it. But for most of us, practicing religion is far more beneficial than simply responding to religious experiences. Read more

May 7, 2019

A recent BBC.com article asked “how and why did religion evolve?” While it was good up to a point, it essentially attempted to explain religion while ignoring religion. If you want to understand the origins of religion, you have to look at religious experiences. Read more

May 5, 2019

Facts are real. They may be complicated and they may be unpleasant, but we ignore them at our peril. If facts conflict with our beliefs, our beliefs must change – the facts aren’t changing. Read more

April 30, 2019

Finding someone who will defeat Donald Trump is essential. These are my thoughts on how we can best wade through the list of 20 candidates (so far) and give ourselves the best chance of getting this right. Read more

April 28, 2019

I’m a Pagan, but visiting beautiful churches still moves me. Especially in the aftermath of the fire at Notre Dame, I’d like to explore some of my thoughts and feelings on these temples to a God who is not mine. Read more

April 25, 2019

How accessible should Pagan clergy be? Here are some guidelines that can help you draw your own boundaries as clergy, and can help you understand why your favorite Pagan clergyperson isn’t always as accessible as you’d like them to be. Read more

April 23, 2019

A visit to the Bone Church left me with some strong impressions I think are relevant to all of us, whether Pagan, Christian, or otherwise. Read more

April 21, 2019

Beltane BC (that’s Before CUUPS), my first Beltane, the Maypole, telling Their stories, and the future of Beltane. This is how I’ve celebrated Beltane over the past 16 years. Read more

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