Recently gender related issues have deeply divided the Pagan community, especially over controversies originating in Pantheacon. Much of the venom here rests in addressing the religious status of trans Pagans from a binary perspective: men or women. In those terms the issues are irresolvable. The status of “Two Spirits” with its origins in many traditional Native American practices offers a way of honoring the full diversity of gender and spirit within the Pagan community.
We have very few trained ministers in the Pagan community. We teach priestcraft, but too frequently it is thin, often with little depth of knowledge, and lessons learned are rarely passed along. Ministry is an entirely different matter, more focused on the congregants than the Gods. How Professional do we want Pagan Ministry to be?