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Greg Garrett

Columnist

Creative Writing, Literary Criticism, Film and Theology

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Greg Garrett is the author of the critically-acclaimed novels Free Bird (chosen by Publishers' Weekly and the Rocky Mountain News as one of the most promising fiction debuts of 2002), Cycling, and Shame, the memoirs Crossing Myself and No Idea, and nonfiction books including The Gospel according to Hollywood, Holy Superheroes, Stories from the Edge: A Theology of Grief, and his latest, We Get to Carry Each Other: The Gospel according to U2. A past winner of regional and national prizes for fiction and nonfiction, Greg is also a major writer for "The Voice," a contemporary language Bible for the emerging church, and a frequent contributor to The Thoughtful Christian and a regular columnist on religion and politics for Patheos.com.

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"Don Jon," Christians, and Porn

Don Jon, like many of us, is all about me and mine, and porn is emblematic of that selfishness. Read More »

Taking the Dave Test? Learn to Tell the Truth

So much of our religious language seeks to insert meaning where there may be no meaning, or conversely to absolve God of a responsibility God doesn't even own. Read More »

"Paul and the Faithfulness of God": Magisterial, and Yet Down to Earth

What N. T. Wright has given us in his two-volume study is the master class on Paul that I never had the chance to take in seminary. Read More »

"Catching Fire": Spirituality and the Hunger Games, Part One

When we look closely at the sins of the Capitol, they are our sins -- exaggerated, to be sure, but still recognizable as our own. Read More »

Freestyle Faith: Some Thoughts on Michael W. Waters' New Book

Despite our cultural differences, the Rev. Waters and I are both seeking ultimate meaning in a world that tries with all its might to distract us with secondary meanings. Read More »

God Made It, I See It, and That Settles It: A Review of "God and the Gay Christian"

"God and the Gay Christian" could convince anyone wrestling with a biblical reason to support gay marriage and full gay inclusion in churches -- and everyone who ought to be. Read More »

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God Made It, I See It, and That Settles It: A Review of "God and the Gay Christian"

"God and the Gay Christian" could convince anyone wrestling with a biblical reason to support gay marriage and full gay inclusion in churches -- and everyone who ought to be. Read More »

Freestyle Faith: Some Thoughts on Michael W. Waters' New Book

Despite our cultural differences, the Rev. Waters and I are both seeking ultimate meaning in a world that tries with all its might to distract us with secondary meanings. Read More »

"Catching Fire": Spirituality and the Hunger Games, Part One

When we look closely at the sins of the Capitol, they are our sins -- exaggerated, to be sure, but still recognizable as our own. Read More »

"Paul and the Faithfulness of God": Magisterial, and Yet Down to Earth

What N. T. Wright has given us in his two-volume study is the master class on Paul that I never had the chance to take in seminary. Read More »

Taking the Dave Test? Learn to Tell the Truth

So much of our religious language seeks to insert meaning where there may be no meaning, or conversely to absolve God of a responsibility God doesn't even own. Read More »

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