A Spirit Walker’s Guide to Shamanic Tools: A Q&A with Author Evelyn C. Rysdyk

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“When we choose to re-enter into relationship with the spirits, we shift our perceptions of what is real or possible and so can more easily manifest creative solutions to our current issues. In expanding our awareness, we change the landscape of possibilities that are open to us.” – Evelyn C. Rysdyk, author and shamanic teacher [Read More...]

Got Religion? A Q&A with Naomi Schaefer Riley

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“If you have been reading the surveys and looking around at your own congregation and thinking that the average age of the people in the pews seems to be creeping up, Got Religion? will help sort out some of the data, but it will also provide some suggestions for ways that other congregations of various religious stripes [Read More...]

In Praise of Slowness: A Q&A with Slow Church authors Chris Smith and John Pattison

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“By learning to live a slow, attentive life together in our churches, we give our neighbors and the world a tiny but irresistible taste of a life that is rich, vibrant and full of meaning. Isn’t that ultimately what everybody wants?” – Christopher Smith, author, Slow Church This month at the Patheos Book Club, we’re featuring the [Read More...]

God and the Gay Christian: A Q&A with Matthew Vines

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“Jesus indicates in the Sermon on the Mount that good teachings should bear good fruit. The consequences of the evangelical church’s categorical rejection of same-sex relationships have been anything but good: higher likelihoods of depression, illegal drug use, relational brokenness, and suicide. Those are all red flags that opposing same-sex marriage isn’t the best understanding [Read More...]

Arms Open Wide: A Q&A with Sherri Gragg

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“I have heard so many people express their belief that God is an angry God, waiting to pass judgment on them when they fail. I hope after reading my book, they forever see Him as a loving Father who welcomes us to His table with arms open wide.” — Sherri Gragg This month at the [Read More...]

Signs and Wonders: On Writing a Book for My Wedding Anniversary

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Editor’s Note: This month in the Patheos Book Club, we’re featuring the new book Jehoshua: Signs and Wonders. Here, author Garrett Glass reveals the surprising inspiration behind the project.   My 30th wedding anniversary was approaching in 2012. What special thing do you get a spouse who has been by your side for such a long [Read More...]

What Really Happened on Good Friday?

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Garrett Glass, author of Jehoshua: Signs & Wonders, takes a historical look at the Crucifixion, here. Read more about Glass at the Patheos Book Club. One of the more striking scenes in the I, Claudius television series, first broadcast on the BBC in the 1970s, was the request Livia made to her grandson Claudius. She [Read More...]


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