Learning About the Christian Faith: The Bible Is My Best Friend

By Jake Raabe Children’s Bibles are a difficult sub-genre for publishers to work with. The nature of religious beliefs- or any beliefs about the way the world works, for that matter- are such that parents will invariably impart them on their children from a young age, whether through example or direct conversation about them. And [Read More…]

Living in the Age of Comfort Addiction: Q&A With Erin Straza

In our overscheduled and overstimulated society, Addiction is everywhere. It’s the millennial who can’t put down her smartphone while having lunch with friends, it’s the father who takes home work on the weekend, or the people pleaser who won’t stand up for themselves in a relationship. The truth is, most of us are addicts in [Read More…]

7 Billion Universes: An Interview With Deepak Chopra

If you pay attention to the work of astronomers, you might know that the universe was born from the Big Bang about 13.75 billion years ago, that it’s made of 70 percent dark energy, and that the universe is rapidly expanding and cooling as it ages. What do all of these theories (or facts, depending [Read More…]

Don’t Get Too Comfortable: A Q&A With Erin Straza

Author Erin Straza answers questions about her new book, Comfort Detox, featured in the Patheos Book Club. Why do you think detoxing is so popular today? What does it say about our society? Erin Straza: People want freedom from the excesses they’ve become accustomed to. Small indulgences, over time, can wield great authority in our lives! [Read More…]

Protecting Life From Womb to Tomb: Q&A With Melissa Ohden

Here’s a question I pondered for years: Can I be a feminist and be pro-life? Already as a teen, I identified as a feminist and had a lot of interest in women’s issues. I spent years wrestling with how my feminist beliefs and my views on abortion might fit together, because I wasn’t well versed in the first wave of feminism, but only the second wave (thanks to my school and the media), the one that most people understand to be feminism but which is in stark contrast to the first wave and its support for life. [Read more…]

Angels Among Us: A Patheos Q&A with Joan Wester Anderson

Twenty-some years ago, Joan Wester Anderson was writing about any number of things for parents, career moms, and more, until one of her son’s had an extraordinary experience. That experience, and her exploration of it and all that ensued, changed the course of her writing and triggered a great stream of interest in all things [Read More…]

In the Driver’s Seat: A Patheos Q&A with Rob Fuquay

There are multiple analogies for living the Christian life, but one of the most ancient is the idea of a journey—a journey through life, a journey home to God. And within that general imagery, we can pick up master works on such iterations as pilgrimages, climbing, sailing, dancing. Paul uses the image when he talks [Read More…]