Godspeed: Embodying “Missio Christi”

JR Rozko

This month in the Patheos Book Club, we’re featuring the new book Godspeed: Making Christ’s Mission Your Own, by the Rev. Britt Merrick.  This post by JR Rozko, and more to follow, are part of a roundtable conversation about the book and the topic of mission in general. I was privileged to be asked by Patheos to review [Read More...]

Godspeed: Making Christ’s Mission Your Own

This month in the Patheos Book Club, we’re featuring the new book Godspeed: Making Christ’s Mission Your Own, by the Rev. Britt Merrick.  This post by David Swartz, and more to follow, are part of a roundtable conversation about the book and the topic of mission in general. Many Christians of all stripes find themselves [Read More...]

Not Just Another “How-to-Parent” Book

By George Elerick [This post is part of a conversation on the new book, PregMANcy: a dad, a little dude, and a due date, by Christian Piatt. Visit the Patheos Book Club to read an excerpt here.] If you looked at this cover and thought, “Ah, another “how-to-parent” book?!”  you would be wrong. This is [Read More...]

The Good News of Dallas and the Spitfire

By Christian Piatt It took me ten years to come back to church after having a Bible tossed at me by a youth minister. I asked too many questions, it seems, and I challenged some literal interpretations of scripture he held. After that I was invited not to return. And I didn’t. Some of us, [Read More...]

Re-defining the Mainline’s Mission

I had the privilege of attending graduation ceremonies at Church Divinity School of the Pacific. It was a beautiful event. Being a Presbyterian I had to face facts, the Episcopalians just do a better job at this sort of thing. There were women and men in full regalia, a brass quintet, and the requisite pomp [Read More...]

Closer Than You Think: A Q&A with Author Deborah Heneghan

Closer Than You Think, a new book by Deborah Heneghan, is a guidebook of sorts for communicating with loved ones who have passed away.  Heneghan lost her sister when she was only 15 years old, and has had on-going communication with her ever since.  In fact, it was her deceased sister who prompted her to [Read More...]

PregMANcy: A Q&A with Christian Piatt

Christian Piatt’s newest book, PregMANcy: A Dad, A LIttle Dude, and a Due Date, is one of those you just can’t put down.  I mean, how often do you get to hear a guy’s innermost, unedited thoughts from the nine months leading up to the birth of his baby?  Piatt’s honest, raw and hilarious stories [Read More...]


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