Before Democracy

“Democracy” is a gospel word in our culture.  It’s sacred.  But, when we use it, what do we mean by it?  It comes to us, we know, via the Greco-Roman inheritance of “the West”: Demos (the people), Kratia (rule by).  That seems clear enough – rule by the people  – but do we have that?  If we…

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Scandal in the Sanctuary

As well as my Pagan affiliations, I am also a member of a Unitarian Universalist Congregation.  Recently I let that community know of my blog and my “benevolence fund” process via that community’s list serve.  And, although several other people in the congregation are trying to earn or augment livings via artisanal endeavors,  it appears…