Role Models, Celebrities Behaving Admirably, & Patheos’s Fifth Anniversary

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Now that “Star Wars Day” is over (May the 4th be with you), it’s time to celebrate another special occasion: namely, Patheos.com’s 5th anniversary! It was a mere three-and-a-half years ago that I started hounding Elizabeth Scalia (a.k.a. The Anchoress) every couple of weeks to see if she wanted to post articles based on my [Read More...]

Embracing the Darkness to Find the Light: Audrey Assad on Faith, Doubt, and “Breaking Bad”

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“For God judged it better to bring good out of evil than not to permit any evil to exist.” While searching for inspiration for her first indie album, Audrey Assad came across that quote by St. Augustine. Those words struck a chord inside her, maybe because she had spent the previous few years trying to [Read More...]

Audrey Assad Covers “Bridge Over Troubled Water”

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Audrey Assad posted a video of her cover of one of the best songs ever written: the Simon and Garfunkel classic “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” She’s got the ideal voice for this kind of heartfelt song, so take five minutes to add a little peace and tranquility to your day. (And stay tuned for my [Read More...]

Nurturing Faith Through Doubt and Struggles: A Review of Audrey Assad’s “Fortunate Fall”

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Singer-songwriter Audrey Assad’s first indie album, “Fortunate Fall,” releases on Tuesday August 13, and as one of the project’s many Kickstarter backers, I received an early download last week. Though the lyrics include Audrey’s usual theological depth, the album differs somewhat from her past work in that the songs are specifically designed for church purposes: [Read More...]


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