A Divine Comedy, of Sorts: On Banana Peel Theology

Michelangelo's "Jonah" / Sistine Chapel

“He laughed, he, Jorge. For the first time I heard him laugh.”                                               The Name of the Rose, Umberto Eco Rarely does one leap from slumber at 3 a.m. eagerly. But that Summer [Read More...]

Bearing Beauty: The Studio P(atheos) Artist Interviews


“And we were put on earth a little space To learn to bear the beams of love.” — William Blake Patheos is great at words. We bring you lots and lots of them here at our site (which, incidentally, is celebrating its 5-year anniversary next month!) and they’re really, really good. They make us think [Read More...]

Monday Meditation: Wild Geese by Mary Oliver


You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine. Meanwhile the world goes on. [Read More...]