Runaway Radical: On Spiritual Abuse and Telling the Truth

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“We’re often told there’s some sort of vending machine equation to Christianity. Insert the currency of sacrifice and you will be rewarded with miracles, success, fame, etc. The more you give, the more you will be blessed. But what about when that doesn’t happen?” By Nicole Tera I didn’t think writing a simple book review would [Read More...]

Stump a Scholar: John H. Walton on the Tree of Knowledge

A new book on Adam and Eve and the human origins debate by Old Testament scholar John H. Walton is creating significant buzz at Patheos. We invited our Facebook followers to try and stump our scholar, by asking Dr. Walton any question related to the book they wanted. We received some 45 comments and questions– from the serious (“Assuming the Genesis stories [Read More...]

Stump a Scholar: John H. Walton on Original Sin

A new book on Adam and Eve and the human origins debate by Old Testament scholar John H. Walton has created significant buzz at Patheos. We invited our Facebook followers to try and stump our scholar, by asking Dr. Walton any question related to the book they wanted. We received some 45 comments and questions– from the serious (“Assuming the [Read More...]

Maximus: A Q&A with Richard L. Black

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This month in the Patheos Book Club, we’re featuring the new book Maximus, by Richard L. Black. The fictional account of Roman General Maximus’ undercover investigation and encounter of Jesus is part mystery and part detective story, and an innovative rendering of the story of Christ through the eyes of an outsider. We talked with author [Read More...]

Gifts of the Visitation: A Q&A with Catholic Convert Denise Bossert       

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“As Evangelical Protestants, we rarely spoke of Mary, and we avoided the story of the Visitation completely. And yet, Mary is the perfect model of evangelization. She shared Jesus Christ first, and she shared Him fully. Everything we need to know about sharing Christ is embedded in Mary’s story.” — Denise Bossert, Catholic author and [Read More...]

Stump a Scholar: John H. Walton on Adam and Eve

A new book on Adam and Eve and the human origins debate by Old Testament scholar John H. Walton has created significant buzz this week at Patheos. We invited our Facebook followers to try and stump our scholar, by asking Dr. Walton any question related to the book they wanted. We received some 45 comments and questions– from [Read More...]

Maybe It’s Less About What We Do and More About How We Go About Doing It: A Review of ‘The Grand Paradox’

If you enjoy pretentious, feel-good Christian non-sense written by men who claim to have a secret understanding of God’s will for mankind, this is not the book for you.
If you crave a voice who is willing to acknowledge the seemingly limitless ironies, and frustrations of our daily attempt to live out faith in a spiritual reality in the midst of a physical, skeptical world and the challenges we all face in the process, bon appetite.
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