My name is Teo Bishop, and I’m the author of Bishop In The Grove. I’m also a regular contributor to HuffPost Religion and a columnist for The Wild Hunt. I see the writing I do online as a kind of ministry, in that it encourages us to look inward, and to be contemplative. My writing is a means of processing through the complicated geography of modern Paganism, and it is also an invitation for others to express their voices, their ideas, and their experiences of what it means to be Pagan, polytheist, or something altogether other from our currently defined identities.
I’m an active member of Ár nDraiocht Fein (ADF), an independent tradition of Neopagan Druidism, and Bishop In The Grove began in the winter of 2010 as a way for me to process through my ADF druidic study program, The Dedicant Path. Quickly it evolved into something more than that. The subject matter of the posts drifted into the theoretical, and the work of the blog shifted toward a focus of broader community discussion and dialogue. The engagement of the BITG readership became dynamic and thought-provoking, as it continues to be to this day.
From the summer of 2011 until the autumn of 2012, Bishop In The Grove was hosted at Patheos.com, the popular interfaith blogging site. After an amazing year of blogging beside dynamic Pagan bloggers such as Jason Pitzl-Waters, Star Foster, Gus DiZerega, Steven T. Abell, Crystal Blanton, P. Sufenas Virius Lupus, Eric Scott, Kris Bradley, and Jason Mankey, Bishop In The Grove is once again an independent blog.
Or, better yet, join us in dialogue around the next Bishop In The Grove post, and see just how dynamic a community this can be.
Bright blessings to you.