Archives for January 2012

Creating Space for Love this Lent

I am a big fan of Paula Huston’s work.  Her book The Holy Way: Practices for a Simple Life is one of my favorites and I attended a writing workshop with her a few years ago through the Image Journal in Santa Fe.  She is a generous teacher and writer and when I received her newest book [Read More…]

Exploring God Theories

This month in the Patheos Book Club, we’re featuring God Theories, by Ken Ungerecht.  We invited Ken to respond to a few questions about his inspiration for tackling such a daunting subject and what he hopes readers gain from engaging the conversation. What motivated you to write God Theories, and what conversations do you hope [Read More…]

The Art of Balancing Simplicity and Complexity

[Editor’s Note:  This post is part of a blogger roundtable on the new book Simplifying the Soul: Lenten Practices to Renew Your Spirit by Paula Huston, now featured at the Patheos Book Club.] I have been a professional multi-tasker for many years.  Throughout most of my career, I have balanced pastoral ministry, teaching, writing, administrative [Read More…]

Why Talking Theology Matters

Whether or not we are aware of it, all of us think theologically whenever we try to discern the meaning of our lives, fathom the reality of suffering and tragedy, and discover our place in the universe.  Despite the universality of theological reflection, the technical language and conceptuality employed by most theologians is often perplexing [Read More…]

The Church is Flat: A Q&A with Tony Jones

Popular emergent church leader, blogger and theologian Tony Jones visited eight emerging churches to discover the most significant practices of these congregations. He shares his findings in his latest book The Church Is Flat: The Relational Ecclesiology of the Emerging Church Movement (read an excerpt here).  We caught up with Tony for a quick Q&A about [Read More…]