Church is no substitute for religion, Part 3: Why we need Pagan shrines not "temples"
It's somewhat surprising, given the degree of theological and ritual innovation in the Pagan community, that we don't think very far outside the box when it comes to places of worship. We Pagans might benefit from shifting from church/community center model to a shrine model of public religiosity. Here are 3 ways Pagans can offer the experience of "churchless religion" to people.
10 Most Magnificent Trees in the World
"A tree is a wonderful living organism which gives shelter, food, warmth and protection to all living things. It even gives shade to those who wield an axe to cut it down" - Buddha.There are probably hundreds of majestic and magnificent trees in the world - of these, some are particularly special:[singlepost][/singlepost] 10. Lone Cypress in Monterey(Image credit: bdinphoenix [flickr])(Image credit: mikemac29 [flickr])Buffeted by the cold Pacific Ocean wind, the scraggly Lone Cypress [wiki]…
This is the Blog of Mark Beeson, Senior Pastor of Granger Community Church, United Methodist in heritage. Father of Amber Cox, Aaron Beeson and Angela Keim. Innovate, Wiredchurches, MC3, 5-Star, Manowe and church planting movements in Tamil Nadu, India are under Mark’s leadership of the GCC multi-site, multi-campus ministry.
This is my hubby's job doing amazing and dangerous work! Another damn fire broke out and we were told by sheriffs to start evacuating the farm animals just in case! God bless the firefighters for knocking that one out! They definitely learned their lesson on waiting for air teams with the sand fire! Saved a lot of people from devastation!