What Does Christian Leadership Look Like?

We live in chameleon times. We like to think of ourselves as decent people but don’t shake that up by shining a light on our daily lives. We say we believe in family values but don’t keep score of how many marriages or “significant” relationships we go through like popcorn. We want integrity in leadership [Read More…]

Hungering for the Real Deal: A Review of The Intentional Christian Community Handbook

Editorial people create book titles that flirt with readers. They want us to pick it up, flip through and find it hard to put down. They want us to click into our cart and proceed to check out. This title won’t do that; it just doesn’t have much of a beat to dance to, overlooks [Read More…]

Fill Your Cup: A Review of Holy Nomad

Matt Litton didn’t intend this but Holy Nomad: The Rugged Road to Joy resembles a deep dish pizza with everything on it. Even after you pick off what you don’t like, what’s left is still pretty good. By that, I mean that the book speaks to spiritual toddlers as well as to the marathoners among [Read More…]

The Right Church: A Book Review

I pull for old guys, partially because I’m becoming one. But also because I know a secret about old guys; they know stuff. While I don’t know if Charles Gutenson would admit to becoming an old guy, he knows some old guys who know stuff. He introduces them in The Right Church: Live Like the [Read More…]

inSignificant: A Book Review

In the new book, inSignificant, Chris Travis describes what a failure he came to be and claims it was the most significant time in his life, a time he wouldn’t have missed for anything. [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…]

Godspeed: Making Christ’s Mission Your Own

This month in the Patheos Book Club, we’re featuring the new book Godspeed: Making Christ’s Mission Your Own, by the Rev. Britt Merrick.  This post by David Swartz, and more to follow, are part of a roundtable conversation about the book and the topic of mission in general. Many Christians of all stripes find themselves [Read More…]