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...]

Holy Food Everywhere: A Q&A with Author Brian Doyle


Mostly I try to ask questions and shut my mouth and listen and stories come flooding in too many to tell. Everything’s eucharist if you look at it right, seems to me. There’s holy food everywhere. – Brian Doyle This month at the Patheos Book Club, we’re featuring The Thorny Grace of It and Other [Read More...]

What Our Hearts Know: A Q&A with Charles Eisenstein

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“If my words fulfill their intention, which is to catalyze a next step, big or small, into the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible, my very ordinariness becomes highly significant. It shows how close we all are, all of us ordinary humans, to a profound transformation of consciousness and being. If I, an [Read More...]

Sex and the Single Christian Girl: A Video Q&A with Marian Jordan Ellis


“In a world where “virgin” is deemed a dirty word and “slut” worn as a badge of honor, most people today don’t see sexual purity as something sacred worth fighting for. Sadly, many are seduced into believing a lie … one that says sex is “no big deal.”  Abstinence is about as archaic in our culture [Read More...]