Homage to a Broken Man: Q&A with Author Peter Mommsen

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My grandfather’s story shows what it means to love your neighbor as yourself – that means being willing to risk being broken. The key is in the book’s epigraph from Thornton Wilder, which I love: “Without your wounds where would you be? The very angels themselves cannot persuade the wretched and blundering children of earth [Read More...]

Moving Toward Divinization: A Review of ‘Broken Gods’

By Wendi Matusic Broken Gods, a new book by Gregory Popcak, an internationally recognized expert in Catholic pastoral counseling, begins by posing the potentially uncomfortable “what if” scenario: what if you woke up as a god? No, not THE God, but “a being who is perfect, whole, healed, and, yes, even immortal.” Some might find that offensive or [Read More...]

Dissecting Patriachy and Biblical Manhood: A Review of ‘Maelstrom’

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To appreciate quality, we must slow down. In fact, quality insists that we slow down. Anyone can snarf down a bag of White Castles; they seem designed to be eaten quickly. But we cannot just wolf down marinated chicken kabobs with rice and tabbouleh, hummus on the side and a square of baklava to finish. [Read More...]

Jane Eyre’s Sisters: A Q&A with author Jody Bower

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“We’re still living in a male-oriented world, although it’s changing, and one thing that’s helping to change that orientation is exposure to women’s voices. Just as exposure to the voices of other cultures, other races, other religions, other forms of art, and other gender orientations is helping to broaden all our minds and enrich our [Read More...]

Boundless: What Global Expressions of Faith Teach Us About Following Jesus

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“We benefit so much from the unique perspectives of people from other cultures. I’ve thought of this process of learning from others as similar to the process of trying a new ethnic cuisine. It probably will taste strange at first. But if you are open to learn new flavors, you might find it enriches your life.” [Read More...]

Mothers and Daughters, and Faith

By Sarahbeth Caplin Now Featured in the Patheos Book Club Undivided: A Muslim Daughter, Her Christian, Mother, Their Path to Peace I’ve read plenty of books about individual paths of spiritual discovery, but it is rare for me to come across a story like that of Patricia and Alana Raybon: a mother and daughter struggling to [Read More...]

Undivided: A Story of Love, Not Agreement

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By Holly Baer Patricia and Alana Raybon found themselves enraptured in the new American story: an interfaith family. Patricia, a devout Christian, struggles to accept her daughter’s chosen faith, Islam. Alana, a ten-year revert, wants her mother to accept her and her faith and respect her choices. Painfully honest and unafraid to address harsh subjects, [Read More...]


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