Freestyle: A Q&A with the Rev. Michael Waters

“The work of engaging human suffering is hard and messy work. There are no drive-by responses or solutions to human suffering. This work requires intentionality. It requires consistency. It requires commitment. It requires all of you.” – Michael Waters, author, Freestyle This month at the Book Club, we’re featuring Freestyle: Reflections on Faith, Family, Justice, [Read More...]

Death at the Movies: A Q&A with Lyn and Tom Davis Genelli


Tom and Lyn David Genelli met each other pursuing their own mystical paths, and soon discovered they also shared a love for the movies. Tom, a former film producer and director, and Lyn, a licensed marriage and family therapist, began to look at movies through their shared lens of spirituality, and particularly what they reflect [Read More...]

Restless: A Q&A with Author Jennie Allen


“Why does it feel so hard to not be numb? Because there is a war waging for our hearts, to shut them down. To disable those who love Jesus, and especially those who are surrendered.” – Jennie Allen, Restless This month, the Patheos Book Club is featuring popular Bible teacher and author Jennie Allen’s new book, [Read More...]

Better Than We Believed: A Q&A with Fr. Robert Cormier


This month at the Patheos Book Club, we’re featuring a new book by author and priest Father Robert Cormier aimed straight at the hard questions of faith. Better That We Believed is a book of questions and responses, told through the stories of ordinary people like you and me. People that struggle with anger, with [Read More...]

Angels, Today: A Q&A with “The Angel Effect’s” John Geiger


“When people in Ancient Greece, or in Biblical times, or the Middle Ages, or in the First World War, or today, talk about angels intervening, historians have always dismissed their accounts as lies or considered them allegorical. I am now convinced that these are real, lived experiences. When people talk of angels, they should be [Read More...]

Jesus, First-Century Rabbi: A Q&A with Rabbi David Zaslow


“I cannot imagine a Christian whose Christianity would not be greatly enhanced by deepening his or her knowledge of the historical Jesus, the Jewish Jesus and about the religion of Judaism …. Simultaneously, it seems to be the right time for Jews to reclaim Jesus as an authentic Jewish teacher and native son.” — Rabbi [Read More...]

Living Lightly at the Holidays: Three “Dos”


By Susan Vogt Author of Blessed by Less: Clearing Your Life of Clutter By Living Lightly For the past several years I’ve spent a lot of effort trying to let go of stuff — to live more lightly. This has included pruning my possessions, my time, and my mind of unnecessary clutter. As my efforts to [Read More...]