In modern society there is plenty which seems to take us away from our spiritual paths. Perhaps the last thing we need is to disagree with another simply because his or her chosen path is not ours. That is why I feel Pagans & Christians by Gus diZerega is such an important book.
In Pagans & Christians you will find a remarkable feat: a book that is both lively and entertaining as well as scholarly and eloquent. The author's analysis of Christianity and Paganism offers, for the first time, a true basis for interreligious discussion. The more we talk and share, the more we will understand each other and be able to live in peace.
Within these pages you will find a clear picture of what Paganism really is; what its real roots are. The practices and beliefs of the modern Pagan are presented as they contrast and harmonize with those of their Christian counterparts. You will discover how Pagans relate to the Divine, and why Nature plays such a central role in their faith. The book explains what Pagans believe about evil, suffering, and the devil.
You may be Christian, Pagan, or of any other spiritual path. Whatever you choose to believe, if you take to heart the commandment "Love one another," Pagans & Christians will help you clear away the roadblocks of fear and misunderstanding.
Living in the Midwest, Ostara comes for us at one of those "in between" times. It falls in between the frigid cold of winter and the scorching, oppressive heat of summer. It's the calm both before and after the storm. But it is also a real blah time of year. The weather is often still downright chilly, and snow is still quite a possibility. (In... read this article