May 9, 2018

When people think of the Afro-Diasporic faiths in the United States (Vodoun, Santeria, Lukumi, Macumba, and others) we usually think of them as ethnic religions, Latinx and African American, (particularly with the rise of identity politics and concern about appropriation). Not as religions that attract converts in a serious way from the white American majority. Read more

May 7, 2018

We choose what to include in our body of lore, based on what we already believe and do. Our choices are not arbitrary, although they are not frozen, either. Read more

May 2, 2018

Being a chaplain has been the principal form that my service as a public clergy person has taken over the past four years since I was appointed. People often ask me what I do as a chaplain, what it’s like being the Wiccan chaplain, and so on. So, I’ll try to talk about it here. Read more

May 1, 2018

There was a time, not that long ago, when a common set of reference points anchored our whole culture. There was a common store of stories, myths, and songs as well as ideas about religion that were close to universally known. The Wicca-based religious movement also has an accumulated body of lore, including stories, history, rituals, songs, dances, myths and theology. Because of the belief that older ways and ideas are somehow more ‘authentic’ we don’t prize our own creativity or acknowledge our folklore processes enough – we are creating based on what we inherited and our creations are real and true. Read more

April 27, 2018

Activist, Organizer, Priest, Theologian, Mead-maker, public Witch, Temple-planter, Elder. Introducing myself to the Patheos community. Read more

April 23, 2018

Welcome to Patheos Blogs. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging! Read more

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