Teach Us to Want: A Book Review

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In a culture where our wants and needs often become indistinguishable, God spends a lot of time listening to people who only talk about themselves – protect me, comfort me, heal or fix me, give me, etc. Sometimes this gets folded right into our faith lives like onions and green pepper into an omelet. On [Read More...]

Teach Us to Want: A Q&A with Author Jen Pollock Michel

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In her new book, Teach Us To Want, Jen Pollock Michel guides us on a journey of understanding who we are when we want, and reintroduces us to a God who gives us the desires of our hearts. Pollock Michel is a regular contributor for Christianity Today’s Her.meneutics and writes for Today in the Word, [Read More...]

Why God Created the World: A Q&A with Ben Stevens

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This month at the Patheos Book Club, we’re featuring a new book by Ben Stevens, Why God Created the World, a remarkable new adaptation bringing Jonathan Edwards’ powerful arguments to life in fresh, contemporary language. Stevens shared some thoughts about the book with us here. What got you interested in this topic? I stumbled onto it while [Read More...]

A Spirit Walker’s Guide to Shamanic Tools: A Q&A with Author Evelyn C. Rysdyk

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“When we choose to re-enter into relationship with the spirits, we shift our perceptions of what is real or possible and so can more easily manifest creative solutions to our current issues. In expanding our awareness, we change the landscape of possibilities that are open to us.” – Evelyn C. Rysdyk, author and shamanic teacher [Read More...]

Face to Face with Jesus: A Review

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Beyond inspiring individual Christians to rethink what it means to suffer for Christ or to be willing to give up everything for one’s faith, Habib’s story will also undoubtedly be of interest for evangelists to the Middle East. [Read more...]

How The West Really Lost God: A Review

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About halfway through grad school course work, I had a professor who asked each student in our class what we wanted to do with our lives once we’d earned our Ph.D.’s. His enthusiasm and encouragement for the future professors, administrators, community activists, and citizen-scholars in the group was ebullient. When I said I wanted to [Read More...]


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