About Deborah Arca

Deborah Arca is the Director of Content at Patheos.

Surface Tensions: A Q&A with Millennial Author Nathan Roberts

“‘Surface Tensions’ refers to the tension between inside and outside, isolation and interaction, solipsism and interpersonal unity. It refers to tension between the hollow, image-driven selves we attempt to create and the selves we humbly lay before each other’s feet––and how these tensions manifest themselves by way of the many modern surfaces (cell phones, movie screens, [Read More…]

What Makes Someone Jewish? A Book Review

By Sarahbeth Caplin It was with great personal interest that I read Jewish-Christian Difference and Modern Jewish Identity by Shalom Goldman: a collection of mini-biographies about seven 20th-century converts from Judaism to Christianity, and vice versa. Of the seven, only one name was familiar to me besides the biblical Ruth: Moishe Rosen, the controversial founder of “Jews for Jesus,” [Read More…]

Us Versus Us: A Q&A with Author Andrew Marin

“I’m more concerned with working towards dialogue that actually promotes a shift in social engagement and relations than standing on one side yelling at the other to change. And if that means I am at times criticized on the internet by fundamentalist progressives the same as fundamentalist conservatives, so be it. There are a lot worse things that can happen [Read More…]

The Pursuing God: A Video Q&A with Joshua Ryan Butler

His first book was called The Skeletons In God’s Closet: The Mercy of Hell, The Surprise of Judgment, the Hope of Holy War. The Rev. Joshua Ryan Butler is one who clearly likes to wrestle with the tough questions of the faith and come out the other side with a new paradigm for seeing and [Read More…]

Tasting God: A Q&A with Ginny Kubitz Moyer

“Take a moment to run through the five senses: Where did you see God today? What have you heard that reveals God’s goodness? What did you smell that brought you joy? How, today, has touch brought you comfort? What have you tasted that has reminded you of God’s abundance? You can do this anytime and anywhere. Even on [Read More…]

Getting Real About Jesus and Our Messy Lives: A Q&A Daniel Fusco

This month in the Patheos Book Club, we’re talking about the new book from NavPress, Honestly: Getting Real About Jesus and Our Messy Lives. The book’s author, Daniel Fusco, is lead pastor of the megachurch Crossroads Community Church in Vancouver, WA, and a three-time church planter, author, evangelist, and jazz musician. In this exclusive video interview with [Read More…]

Becoming a Recovery-Friendly Church: A Q&A with Jonathan Benz

“The truth is people are already suffering from addiction in our pews. The issue is whether we will move out of our denial and respond with grace, healing, and unconditional love.” — Jonathan Benz, author, ordained minister, and certified addictions professional This month in the Patheos Book Club, we’re featuring The Recovery-Minded Church, a timely and [Read More…]


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