Archives for July 2012

Awakenings of Hope: A Q&A with Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

This month in the Patheos Book Club, we’re hosting a conversation on an inspiring new book, The Awakening of Hope: Why We Practice a Common Faith, by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove. Jonathan is an author, speaker, church leader and “new monastic,” living in community with his family and a dozen other folk in Durham, NC. Jonathan has been blogging about [Read More…]

A Corrective to our Belief-Only Christianity

“The Awakening of Hope” is a corrective to our belief-only Christianity. Jonathan reminds us of the holy habits that have marked Christians for centuries. He dusts off these classic spiritual disciplines and polishes them up for a new generation. [Read more…]

Gratitude, Interdependence, and the Future of America

[This post is part of a conversation on Os Guinness’ new book A Free People’s Suicide: Sustaining Freedom and the American Future, now featured at the Patheos Book Club.] Os Guinness clearly recognizes that the USA is at an impasse.  Consumerism, self-interest, incivility, greed, and relativism – not to mention a loss of the meaning [Read More…]

Os Guinness’ New “American Hour”

By John Fea About twenty years ago Os Guinness published The American Hour: A Time of Reckoning and the Once and Future Role of Faith.  In that book, written in the wake of the collapse of the Soviet Union, Guinness warned against the temptation of letting our international triumph blind us to the moral and [Read More…]

Sustaining Freedom: A Review of Os Guinness’ A Free People’s Suicide

Does freedom just go on indefinitely? Os Guinness, in his new book “A Free People’s Suicide,” answers “no”; freedom is neither automatic nor self-maintaining. And very few people currently enjoying American freedom seriously think about that. How do free people remain free? [Read more…]

Musings on Miracles

I must admit that I struggle with using the word “miracle” to describe God’s actions and amazing events in our lives.  I had to come to terms with using “miracle” the hard way, at least for an author, when my publisher decided to title my holistic and progressive-oriented book on the healings of Jesus, God’s [Read More…]

Do you Believe in Miracles? A Q&A with Journalist Tim Stafford

Journalist Tim Stafford decided to write his new book, Miracles: A Journalist Looks at Modern-Day Experiences of God’s Power, after witnessing one by a young man in his church. The intriguing account of that miracle, and many others, are explored by Stafford in his book, along with a historical overview of miracles in the Christian tradition, and [Read More…]