Archives for 2014

Called to the Life of the Mind: A Book Review

Many will glance at the cover of Called to the Life of the Mind: Some Advice for Evangelical Scholars by Richard J. Mouw and think, “Not for me…” Maybe so, but some will change their mind if they give it a taste. First of all, Dr. Mouw writes for people currently in graduate school or [Read More…]

Does It Really Matter What I Believe About God? A Q&A with David Maxfield

This month in the Patheos Book Club Does It Really Matter What I Believe About God? By David H. Maxfield Author Q&A What inspired you to write this book? Throughout history, people have asked themselves: Does God exist? If so, what is God like? Is there more than one God? What do I want from [Read More…]

Wholehearted Living: An Essential Devotional for this Mom

Before I became a mother, I will confess giving more than one eye roll to pretty much any devotional marketed to “busy people.” Any study promising to “only” take five or ten or at the absolute most fifteen minutes appeared—to my pre-motherhood mind—a way of catering to our I-want-it-NOW-and-I-don’t-want-to-be-inconvenienced culture. And then: twin boys came. [Read More…]

Richard Mouw on The Life of the Mind: An Author Q&A

“Evangelical scholars should see their work as a contribution to the well-being of the Body of Christ, and their fellow Christians should celebrate the difficult—and often, of necessity, lonely—work of God-honoring scholarship.” — Richard J. Mouw, author and theologian This month in the Patheos Book Club, we’re talking about a new book on evangelical scholarship by [Read More…]

Heaven’s Muscle: A Q&A with Author Bren Hughes

“My mission is to encourage people to love in spite of their pain, to sense the closeness of God despite their doubts, and to glimpse their full potential in Christ. I do this by offering myself as a faithful conduit — a conduit of love flowing from the heart of God and of wisdom flowing [Read More…]

Atheist Awakening: A Q&A with Researchers Richard Cimino and Christopher Smith

“By “awakening” we mean that atheists and even agnostics are becoming more public about their secularism and are more interested in what can be called collective identity—forming a larger community, creating new organizations, and engaging in activism on a number of issues, such as pressing for stricter church-state separation.” — Richard Cimino and Christopher Smith, authors, [Read More…]

Breakdancing and Power Tools: The Importance of Male Friendships

“Ten years after my best friend’s funeral he is still shaping my life. He’s shaping it from the path he helped to put me on. And he’s shaping it through the lessons learned from our friendship. As a result, I am motivated daily to be that friend to others.” — Roger W. Thompson, Author of My Best [Read More…]