Exploring God Theories

This month in the Patheos Book Club, we’re featuring God Theories, by Ken Ungerecht.  We invited Ken to respond to a few questions about his inspiration for tackling such a daunting subject and what he hopes readers gain from engaging the conversation. What motivated you to write God Theories, and what conversations do you hope [Read More…]

The Church is Flat: A Q&A with Tony Jones

Popular emergent church leader, blogger and theologian Tony Jones visited eight emerging churches to discover the most significant practices of these congregations. He shares his findings in his latest book The Church Is Flat: The Relational Ecclesiology of the Emerging Church Movement (read an excerpt here).  We caught up with Tony for a quick Q&A about [Read More…]

Must I Be Happy All The Time? Between Heaven & Mirth Book Excerpt #8

Our Between Heaven and Mirth Twitter Book Club continues today with a new excerpt, below. Join the conversation by reading the excerpt and tweeting a response, or a question for author Father Jim Martin – and don’t forget to include the#patheosmirth hashtag!  You can follow the whole Twitter conversation here: https://twitter.com/#!/search/%23patheosmirth Between Heaven and Mirth, by James [Read More…]

Laughing in Church: Between Heaven and Mirth Excerpt #7

Our Between Heaven and Mirth Twitter Book Club continues today with our next excerpt, below. Join the conversation by reading the excerpt and tweeting a response, or a question for author Father Jim Martin – and don’t forget to include the#patheosmirth hashtag!  You can follow the whole Twitter conversation here: https://twitter.com/#!/search/%23patheosmirth Between Heaven and Mirth, by James [Read More…]

Is God Playful? Between Heaven and Mirth Book Excerpt #6

The Between Heaven and Mirth Twitter Book Club continues this week with our next excerpt, below. Join the conversation by reading the excerpt and tweeting a response or a question for author Father Jim Martin – and don’t forget to include the#patheosmirth hashtag!  You can follow the whole Twitter conversation here: https://twitter.com/#!/search/%23patheosmirth Between Heaven and Mirth, by [Read More…]

Between Heaven and Mirth, Excerpt 5: Humor Evangelizes

The Between Heaven and Mirth Twitter Book Club continues today with our fifth excerpt, below. Join the conversation by reading the excerpt and tweeting a response, or a question for author Father Jim Martin – and don’t forget to include the#patheosmirth hashtag!  You can follow the whole Twitter conversation here: https://twitter.com/#!/search/%23patheosmirth Between Heaven and Mirth, by James [Read More…]

Between Heaven and Mirth, Excerpt 4: Humor and the Saints

“When I first began reading the lives of the saints, nothing surprised me more than the frequent stories of their lightheartedness, playfulness, or sheer sense of joy.” Read our 4th excerpt from Fr. Jim Martin’s new book Between Heaven and Mirth and join the Twitter conversation! [Read more…]


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