Tag Archive for Essays

How do you see Deity? #showmehecate #showmethedagda

My friend Ember has an interesting project going on about body positive and diverse representations of deities of beauty (Freya, Aphrodite, etc.), which has poked at some of my brains to write here about how we represent deities in general. In my workshops that I give about the language we use to describe the body […]

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Bigotry, Age, and Respect

In the last couple of weeks or so it’s happened again: some Pagan “Elders” spouted off online about their transphobia. For two of them, it seems they have realized that what they’ve said is a problem, while the last one has pretty much doubled-down on her usual bigoted (and factually inaccurate) rhetoric. You can read […]

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The Heretic Writes: We as Beings

11 dead in the Charlie Hebdo shooting. 2000 killed by Boko Haram in Nigeria. Eric Garner, Michael Brown, and many other African Americans killed by police violence. Two police officers gunned down in NYC. 50 Mosque attacks in France. ISIL hacks websites and promises more killing. Westboro Baptist Church protests the funerals of dead soldiers. […]

Between the Worlds Christmas/Yule 2014: Christmas

Between the Worlds Church concludes their “regular” service online with the final essay: The Gift of Christmas: Hope, Spirit, and Light by Rev. Gina Read the rest of the series: Fourth Sunday of Advent: Love by Deacon Constance McEntee On Winter Solstice and Bringing Back the Light by Deacon Denise Cicuto Third Sunday of Advent: Joy […]

The Heretic Writes: Open Letter to the @US_FDA: Gay Blood Ban is Discriminatory and Completely Unnecessary

To the Commissioners, Deputy Commissioners, and Chief Scientists of the FDA: Before I became a seminary student and full time pastor, I worked in the biotech industry for 13 years. I majored in biochemistry in college, and was in AP science classes in high school. During my career I mainly worked in pharmaceutical companies, both […]

Between the Worlds Church Christmas/Yule 2014: 4th Sunday of Advent: Love

Between the Worlds Church is doing their “regular” service online this month with a series of essays for Advent, Yule, and Christmas: Fourth Sunday of Advent: Love by Deacon Constance McEntee Read the previous essays: On Winter Solstice and Bringing Back the Light by Deacon Denise Cicuto Third Sunday of Advent: Joy by Deacon Denise […]

Between the Worlds Advent 2014: Second Sunday: The Beautiful Vision

Between the Worlds Church is doing their “regular” service online this month with a series of essays for Advent, Yule, and Christmas. Second Sunday of Advent: Peace and Prophecy: The Beautiful Vision by Rev. Gina And, in case you missed it: First Sunday of Advent: Hope by Constance McEntee PLEASE REGISTER TO VOTE AND VOTE IN EVERY […]