God and the Gay Christian: A Q&A with Matthew Vines

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“Jesus indicates in the Sermon on the Mount that good teachings should bear good fruit. The consequences of the evangelical church’s categorical rejection of same-sex relationships have been anything but good: higher likelihoods of depression, illegal drug use, relational brokenness, and suicide. Those are all red flags that opposing same-sex marriage isn’t the best understanding [Read More...]

Arms Open Wide: A Q&A with Sherri Gragg

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“I have heard so many people express their belief that God is an angry God, waiting to pass judgment on them when they fail. I hope after reading my book, they forever see Him as a loving Father who welcomes us to His table with arms open wide.” — Sherri Gragg This month at the [Read More...]

My Friends, the Saints: A Q&A with Elizabeth Ficocelli

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“Once I began to read about the saints, I was greatly surprised to discover how real and human they were. They were not perfect people, and they were poignantly aware of that. But each one of the saints had a deep desire to enter into an intimate relationship with God and purge themselves of their [Read More...]

Richard Cole on Becoming Catholic, Finally

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After a lifetime of spiritual searching, Richard Cole found what he was looking for in the most surprising of places — a small, unassuming monastery in southern Texas. Cole’s wife had given him a three-day retreat at the Benedictine monastery for his 49th-birthday, and Cole went, thinking it would be a nice few days of [Read More...]

Signs and Wonders: On Writing a Book for My Wedding Anniversary

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Editor’s Note: This month in the Patheos Book Club, we’re featuring the new book Jehoshua: Signs and Wonders. Here, author Garrett Glass reveals the surprising inspiration behind the project.   My 30th wedding anniversary was approaching in 2012. What special thing do you get a spouse who has been by your side for such a long [Read More...]

What Really Happened on Good Friday?

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Garrett Glass, author of Jehoshua: Signs & Wonders, takes a historical look at the Crucifixion, here. Read more about Glass at the Patheos Book Club. One of the more striking scenes in the I, Claudius television series, first broadcast on the BBC in the 1970s, was the request Livia made to her grandson Claudius. She [Read More...]

Easter Down Under

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By Richard Cole Author, Catholic By Choice This time every year, I think about the celebration of Easter in Australia. What’s it like down under where Lent is the high tide of autumn and Easter is a harvest season? For one thing, I’m told that you won’t see any chocolate Easter bunnies. Rabbits are an [Read More...]


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