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Deborah Arca

Director of Content

Progressive Christianity, Contemplative Spirituality, Youth Ministry, Liturgy, and Music

Deborah Arca joined the Patheos team in 2009 after serving as the Program Manager for the Programs in Christian Spirituality at the San Francisco Theological Seminary. During that time, she managed the Program's renowned spiritual direction and spiritual formation programs and continuing education events, as well as the Youth Ministry & Spirituality Project, a Lilly Endowment-funded national research project integrating spiritual practices with youth ministry. Deborah has also been a youth minister, a director of music and theatre programs for children and teens, and a music minister. Deborah belongs to a progressive United Church of Christ church in Englewood, CO. She is also the managing editor of the Progressive Christian Channel and Book Club at Patheos.

Recent Articles

Christians, Guns, and Putting on the Armor of Light: An Interview with Abigail E. Disney

"I wanted to make a film in the spirit of peacemaking about the issues that seemed the most inflammatory to me." Read More »

"Ending Poverty": A Q&A with Third Day

Patheos scores an exclusive interview with the band Third Day about their commitment to the ONE Campaign and their continuing message of hope. Read More »

A New (Old) God, Quantum Physics, and Riding the Big Waves: Breakfast with Rob Bell

Rob Bell and I share breakfast and a conversation about his new book, the church, quantum theory, inspiration, Resurrection, and of course, surfing. Read More »

To Hell and Back: Q&A with Filmmaker Kevin Miller, Part 2

Read the second part of our interview with filmmaker Kevin Miller about his provocative new documentary "Hellbound?" Read More »

To Hell and Back: Q&A with Filmmaker Kevin Miller, Part 1

A provocative new documentary opening this weekend questions everything you thought you knew about hell. Read More »