About Deborah Arca

Deborah Arca is the Director of Content at Patheos.

Finding Sanctuary: A Q&A with Spiritual Director Terry Hershey

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“Sanctuary is not a ‘program’ or a ‘project.’ Our western mindset can see sanctuary as something on a list to check off, and if we’re diligent, something we can excel at. But sanctuary is not someplace we arrive. It is a journey, a direction we are going. An invitation to present, attentive and grounded—regardless of [Read More...]

When Missions Fail: A Q&A with ‘Runaway Radical’ authors Amy and Jonathan Hollingsworth

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“So many of the books out today beckoning young Christians to answer radical calls to obedience are totally unrealistic. They tell these extraordinary, one-in-a-million success stories in a way that suggests anyone can do it. But what these authors fail to mention, however, is that their results aren’t typical.” – Jonathan Hollingsworth, co-author, Runaway Radical The [Read More...]

Stump a Scholar: John H. Walton on the Tree of Knowledge

A new book on Adam and Eve and the human origins debate by Old Testament scholar John H. Walton is creating significant buzz at Patheos. We invited our Facebook followers to try and stump our scholar, by asking Dr. Walton any question related to the book they wanted. We received some 45 comments and questions– from the serious (“Assuming the Genesis stories [Read More...]

Gifts of the Visitation: A Q&A with Catholic Convert Denise Bossert       

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“As Evangelical Protestants, we rarely spoke of Mary, and we avoided the story of the Visitation completely. And yet, Mary is the perfect model of evangelization. She shared Jesus Christ first, and she shared Him fully. Everything we need to know about sharing Christ is embedded in Mary’s story.” — Denise Bossert, Catholic author and [Read More...]

St. Patrick, AA, and Vulnerable Faith: A Q&A with Jamie Arpin-Ricci

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“Who willingly exposes their weaknesses? Yet that is exactly that path Jesus calls us to tread, and for good reason: There is more hope in honest brokenness than in the pretense of false wholeness. – Jamie Arpin-Ricci, author, Vulnerable Faith This month at the Patheos Book Club, we’re featuring a new book by inner city pastor [Read More...]

Watch Your Tongue: A Q&A with Author Nelson Searcy

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“Words are never neutral. None of us has ever spoken a neutral word in our entire life. Every word that comes out of your mouth and mine has a consequence attached to it, and that consequence will either be positive or negative.” – Nelson Searcy, author, Tongue Pierced This month in the Patheos Book Club, [Read More...]

I Am Grateful He Is Gone

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By Scott LeRette Author, The Unbreakable Boy: A Father’s Fear, A Son’s Courage, and A Story of Unconditional Love This last August my son, Richard Austin, went to college. We’d always thought the empty nest would be so easy and so welcome—for Teresa, Logan, and me. Living with Austin is more challenging than I can [Read More...]


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