Between Heaven and Mirth: Join the Twitter Book Club

Think the spiritual life has to be so serious?  Think again, says Fr. Jim Martin, Jesuit Priest, Colbert Nation “Chaplain” and author of the new book, Between Heaven and Mirth: Why Joy, Humor, and Laughter Are at the Heart of the Spiritual Life. You’re invited to join the Patheos conversation on the lighter side of faith [Read More...]

A Barrel of Laughs & a Pile to Think about

I love to laugh, and maybe that’s part of the reason I was attracted to what I envisioned James Martin’s new book, Between Heaven and Mirth, would be. It didn’t let me down. Each chapter contained at least one good laugh, and I caught myself actually giggling out loud a few times. [Read more...]

Bloom Where You’re Planted

“Streams of Contentment” is a book full of smiles—or at least, that was my experience. Wicks’ heartwarming tales of the farm blend easily with his stories about encounters with patients and colleagues in his professional practice, and all have lessons to tell. [Read more...]

Left, Right, and That Other One

By Jonathan Fitzgerald [This post is part of a conversation hosted at the Patheos Book Club on the new book, Left, Right & Christ: Evangelical Faith in Politics, by Lisa Sharon Harper and D.C. Innes.] This Thanksgiving, families across the country will gather around the table and, in an effort to keep the peace, avoid [Read More...]

Clarifying the Issues

[This post by David Swartz is part of a conversation hosted at the Patheos Book Club on the new book, Left, Right & Christ: Evangelical Faith in Politics, by Lisa Sharon Harper and D.C. Innes.] It’s that time of year that would bring a smile to Friedrich Nietzsche’s face, even though, with that national forest he [Read More...]

Left, Right, and Christ: Our Common Ground

By Anna Quinn [This post is part of a conversation hosted at the Patheos Book Club on the new book, Left, Right & Christ: Evangelical Faith in Politics, by Lisa Sharon Harper and D.C. Innes.] So while the Lord tarries, Christians in America are to prosper our country, help make it a better place in [Read More...]

Bruce Epperly on 25 Books Every Christian Should Read

By Bruce G. Epperly [This post is part of a conversation featured at the Patheos Book Club on the new book 25 Books Every Christian Should Read, by Renovaré.] The Challenge of “Should”- Pondering 25 Invitations to Spiritual Transformation I’m a sixties type of person and I’ve always been nervous hearing the word “should,” especially [Read More...]


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