Any Day A Beautiful Change: A Q&A with Katherine Willis Pershey

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In a new collection of interrelated personal essays entitled Any Day A Beautiful Change, Katherine Willis Pershey chronicles the story of her life as a young pastor, mother, and wife.  At turns hilarious and harrowing, deeply moving and gently instructive, Pershey’s reflections will strike a chord with anyone who has ever rocked a newborn, loved [Read More...]

Dallas and the Spitfire: A Q&A with the Author

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Discipleship isn’t a Program, It’s a Relationship… This month at the Patheos Book Club, we’re talking about the new book Dallas and the Spitfire: An Old Car, an Ex-Con, and an Unlikely Friendship, by Ted Kluck and Dallas Jahncke. Here, Kluck talks about the book, the friendship and the challenges of discipleship. In Dallas and [Read More...]

Discipleship and “Dallas and the Spitfire”

Two women can meet as complete strangers over coffee and be discussing the most personal details of their lives within fifteen minutes. With men, if this happens, it takes much longer and goes on while they’re making sawdust or draped over two fenders looking at a motor. That’s how it was with Ted Kluck and [Read More...]

Cultivating Prayer

[This is the fifth and final in a series of posts on the American Evangelical relationship with God by T.M. Luhrmann, author of When God Talks Back. For more conversation on this book, visit the Patheos Book Club.] Imagination changes people, not just because of the content of what they imagine, but because the sheer attention to [Read More...]

When Prayers Fail

[This is the fourth in a series of posts on the American Evangelical relationship with God by T.M. Luhrmann, author of When God Talks Back. For more conversation on this book, visit the Patheos Book Club.] One of the questions skeptics ask about Christian faith is how Christians respond when their prayers fail. It is an old, old [Read More...]

Loving at a Particular Address: Letters to a Future Church

[This post is part of our Blogger Roundtable on the new book Letters to a Future Church, edited by Chris Lewis, and now featured at the Patheos Book Club.] I want to tell a story I once heard about my current church, St. David’s Episcopal in downtown Austin, Texas. It’s the story, actually, that made [Read More...]

Unconditionally Loved By God

[This is the third in a series of posts on the American Evangelical relationship with God by T.M. Luhrmann, author of When God Talks Back. For more conversation on this book, visit the Patheos Book Club.] The hardest thing for a congregant to grasp is that they are loved unconditionally by God. Unconditional love is not part [Read More...]


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