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Deborah Arca

Managing Editor, Progressive Christian Portal

Contemplative Spirituality, Spiritual Direction, Youth & Children's Ministry, Liturgy and Music

Deborah Arca joined the Patheos team after more than ten years managing programs for the Program in Christian Spirituality at the San Francisco Theological Seminary, a Presbyterian seminary within the Graduate Theological Union consortium of 11 seminaries in the Bay Area. During that time, she managed the Program's spiritual direction and formation training 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 Christian Education and music/theatre programs for young people and has served as a music director for worship and special retreats. Deborah worships at a progressive United Church of Christ church in Denver, CO.

Recent Articles

"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 »

The Chapels of Notre Dame: A Q&A with Vice President Dr. Affleck-Graves

These many places of worship have reminded the Notre Dame family that the love of God is the first commandment. Read More »