About Jason Derr

The Little Monk: A Theopoetic of Grace and Creation

To my readers: I have been away from this and other blogs since the beginning of December as I moved and prepared for Christmas. On the other side of Christmas I find myself in a new living space with a brand new writing area. With this post I am glad to return to the Patheos [Read More...]

Atheism for Theists

There are few places as good as seminary to lose one’s faith, or at the least to have it pushed, twisted and forced past any place you had safely stacked out in advance. I had already considered myself a theologically liberal guy and had chosen my seminary carefully – a school with historically left-leaning theological [Read More...]

Church and The Lonely Soul

If you pushed me I would begrudgingly admit to my Christian faith. In recent months I have found myself to be on a bit of Church break. The communities and energies that have for so long sustained me now seem – tired, run out and out of ideas. While I value deeply the worshipping communities that sustained me for the last few years, I find myself in need of something more. [Read more...]


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