Three Tips for Facing the Future without Worry

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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

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“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...]

Zen and the Art of Self-Contradiction: A Review of Why I Am an Atheist Who Believes in God

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By Dale McGowan Managing Editor, Patheos Atheist Channel About twice a week, as I’m drifting off to sleep, the deep unfairness of conscious mortality takes a bite out of me. I flinch and gasp; my wife stirs and grumbles, “You’re fine.” No, I think, I’m really not. And neither are you. And I go to [Read More...]

When Believers and Nonbelievers Marry: A Q&A with Dale McGowan

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Across America, particularly among adults under age 33, secularism is on the rise. Nearly one third of Millennials, according to the Pew Research Center, don’t identify with a particular religion. And 20 percent of Americans overall describe themselves as nonreligous. So what happens when a nonbeliever falls in love with a believer? Popular author and secular [Read More...]

On Praying with Beads: A Q&A with Author Kristen Vincent

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“In the early church Christians used pebbles and stones to help them “pray without ceasing.” That practice evolved into using knotted rope, and later, strings of beads, which is how the rosary came into being. That happened long before there were “Catholics” and “Protestants.” Had we lived back in the Middle Ages we would have [Read More...]

Why God Created the World: A Q&A with Ben Stevens

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This month at the Patheos Book Club, we’re featuring a new book by Ben Stevens, Why God Created the World, a remarkable new adaptation bringing Jonathan Edwards’ powerful arguments to life in fresh, contemporary language. Stevens shared some thoughts about the book with us here. What got you interested in this topic? I stumbled onto it while [Read More...]

The Problem of Gendercide: A Q&A with Elizabeth Gerhardt

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In her new book, The Cross and Gendercide: A Theological Response to Global Violence Against Women and Girls, theology and social ethics professor Elizabeth Gerhardt makes a case that violence and sexual assault against women is heresy. In her groundbreaking study, Gerhardt proposes a holistic theology of the cross as the basis for a prophetic response by the [Read More...]


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