Mystery and Hope: A Q&A with Thomas Moore

As the Christmas season approaches, some anticipate it with wonder and faith, and others dread it as a reminder of pain and loss. And then there are many others who simply do not understand or resonate with the meaning or purpose of the holiday. Thomas Moore’s new book, The Soul of Christmas, is for all of these, [Read More…]

Navigating an Unfriendly Empire

By E. Randolph Richards and Brandon J. O’Brien. It happened. We elected a president. The world didn’t end and we still have the internet. Whew. Regardless of who won, at one level the situation is the same.Whichever way the election fell, a large number of Christians woke up disappointed on November 9. They found themselves [Read More…]

Paul for President?

By Brandon J. O’Brien and E. Randolph Richards. When news broke about an audio recording of presidential candidate Donald Trump’s “locker room” talk, my mind went to a strange place: the apostle Paul. Paul and Trump don’t share a lot in common on the surface. Paul was a Mediterranean Jew; Trump is a New York [Read More…]

How to Keep Love Alive Through the Alzheimer’s Journey: A Patheos Q&A with Deborah Barr

When Gary Chapman first published The 5 Love Languages in 1992, he introduced a tool that could radically change the dynamics of a relationship. As we understand the language of love that different people “speak,” we can hear them in new ways and translate our own care and concern into the language of the other. [Read More…]

Escaping Christianity: A Patheos Q&A with Tom Muzzio

Tom Muzzio has a conversion story – from atheism to Christianity and back to atheism. Along the way, he experiences the inside world of Christian fundamentalism as a convert, then an ordained minister, and then a missionary. And then he leaves. His experiences with Christian hypocrisy, the play for power, and the hatred for gays [Read More…]

Seeing the Face of God: A Patheos Q&A with Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile

There are probably as many personality tests out there as there are personalities, and they all have strengths and weaknesses in their support of the pursuit of a transformed life. The Enneagram, in this sense, is one of many, but it also makes some extraordinarily powerful and unique contributions to the work of conversion—the work [Read More…]

God’s People in the House: A Patheos Q&A with Virginia Foxx

“It may have surprised readers to see how vital prayer is in the individual and collective lives of those serving in high office, and yet this book illuminates that fact as a shining truth. Weekly prayer breakfasts, regular bible study groups, and conversations with others who also cherish God—these guide the relationships and inner lives [Read More…]