Archives for May 2012

The Good News of Dallas and the Spitfire

By Christian Piatt It took me ten years to come back to church after having a Bible tossed at me by a youth minister. I asked too many questions, it seems, and I challenged some literal interpretations of scripture he held. After that I was invited not to return. And I didn’t. Some of us, [Read More…]

Re-defining the Mainline’s Mission

I had the privilege of attending graduation ceremonies at Church Divinity School of the Pacific. It was a beautiful event. Being a Presbyterian I had to face facts, the Episcopalians just do a better job at this sort of thing. There were women and men in full regalia, a brass quintet, and the requisite pomp [Read More…]

Closer Than You Think: A Q&A with Author Deborah Heneghan

Closer Than You Think, a new book by Deborah Heneghan, is a guidebook of sorts for communicating with loved ones who have passed away.  Heneghan lost her sister when she was only 15 years old, and has had on-going communication with her ever since.  In fact, it was her deceased sister who prompted her to [Read More…]

PregMANcy: A Q&A with Christian Piatt

Christian Piatt’s newest book, PregMANcy: A Dad, A LIttle Dude, and a Due Date, is one of those you just can’t put down.  I mean, how often do you get to hear a guy’s innermost, unedited thoughts from the nine months leading up to the birth of his baby?  Piatt’s honest, raw and hilarious stories [Read More…]

What Do Jesus, Buddha, Krishna & Lao Tzu Have in Common? A Q&A with Richard Hooper

This month in the Patheos Book Club, we’re featuring a new book by Richard Hooper called Jesus, Buddha, Krishna & Lao Tzu: The Parallel Sayings. Hooper answered a few questions for us about why he wrote the book and what he gained in the process. Can you tell us a little about how this book came [Read More…]

Letters to a Future Church: Become Whole Again

In the spirit of the new book Letters to a Future Church: Words of Encouragement and Prophetic Appeals, InterVarsity Press and the Patheos Book Club hosted a contest inviting readers to submit their own prophetic letters to the Church.  IVP chose three winners to receive a gift package of books and the opportunity to have their letter [Read More…]

Be Open to the Guidance You Receive – You Never Know Where It Will Lead

By Deborah Heneghan, author of Closer than You Think, now featured at the Patheos Book Club. Guidance, guidance and more guidance!  We all receive it, but sometimes we don’t see it, or we choose to ignore it.  I will tell you that after going through the remarkable process of writing my book, Closer Than You [Read More…]