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


“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


“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


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...]

Raising Abel: A Q&A with author Ronald Ragotzy


This month in the Patheos Book Club, we’re discussing the new book Raising Abel: The Life of Faith, by Ronald Ragotzy. Here, Dr. Ragotzy shares a bit about his book, and what he hopes readers will take away from it. Q: Why did you write this book? Is there any “back story” that inspired you? [Read More...]

Confessions of an Advent Extremist: A Q&A with Sybil MacBeth


Even as we throw out the empty candy wrappers and put away the costumes from Halloween, the season of Advent looms just around the corner. Starting the last Sunday of November, Advent announces the beginning of the Christmas season in the Christian liturgical calendar. In our hyper-consumer culture however, the season of Advent often gets overlooked [Read More...]

Three Tips for Facing the Future without Worry


By Amy Simpson Author, Anxious: Choosing Faith in a World of Worry I can relate to sixteenth-century French writer Michel de Montaigne, who wrote, “My life has been full of terrible misfortunes, most of which never happened.” I’ll bet you can relate too. We all worry about the future. And most of us are willing [Read More...]

Jon Sweeney on When Saint Francis Saved the Church


“I don’t think we can really grasp Francis’s life today unless we see it through the lens of his struggles, and unless we meet the friends and followers who seemed to do all they could to screw up what Francis started.” – Jon Sweeney, author, When Saint Francis Saved the Church This month, popular historian [Read More...]