Raising Abel: A Q&A with author Ronald Ragotzy

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This month in the Patheos Book Club, we’re discussing the new book Raising Abel: The Life of Faith, by Ronald Ragotzy. Here, Dr. Ragotzy shares a bit about his book, and what he hopes readers will take away from it. Q: Why did you write this book? Is there any “back story” that inspired you? [Read More...]

Questions for the 21st Century Church: A Q&A with Jeb Gaither

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This month at the Patheos Book Club, we’re talking about the new book, Questions for the 21st Century Church and Ministry Leaders of North America by Jeb Gaither.  Here, the author talks about his book and what he hopes readers will take away from it. What inspired you to write Questions for the 21st Century Church and Ministry [Read More...]

Jesus Loved Children, We Should Too: A Review of Their Name Is Today

Now Featured at the Patheos Book Club Their Name Is Today: Reclaiming Childhood in a Hostile World By Johann Christoph Arnold Jesus loved children. Mark 10:13-14 tells the story of Jesus chewing on the disciples because they would not allow mothers to bring their children to Him so He could lay their hands on them. [Read More...]

A Wider Season: Reflections on “The Season of the Nativity”

Now Featured at the Patheos Book Club The Season of the Nativity: Confessions and Practices of an Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany Extremist By Sybil MacBeth We have a delightful challenging gift in Sybil MacBeth’s new book, subtitled “Confessions and Practices of an Advent, Christmas & Epiphany Extremist.” Those of us who have enjoyed her previous [Read More...]

Restoring Reverence for Children: An Interview with Author Johann Christoph Arnold

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“Children are not computers or robots that can be programmed according to our wishes; they have a heart and soul, not only a brain.” – Johann Christoph Arnold, author, Their Name Is Today This month in the Patheos Book Club, we’re talking about an important new book called Their Name Is Today: Reclaiming Childhood in [Read More...]

Worried to Death: Amy Simpson’s “Anxious” and the Sin of Worry

Most Christians are well aware of what Scripture has to say about worry. Our Pinterest boards and Facebook timelines testify to it: image after image of serene sunrises, placid oceans, fair skies, and green meadows is emblazoned with delicate cursive script reminding us to “Be anxious for nothing,” to “Fear not,” to “Cast all [our] [Read More...]

Confessions of an Advent Extremist: A Q&A with Sybil MacBeth

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Even as we throw out the empty candy wrappers and put away the costumes from Halloween, the season of Advent looms just around the corner. Starting the last Sunday of November, Advent announces the beginning of the Christmas season in the Christian liturgical calendar. In our hyper-consumer culture however, the season of Advent often gets overlooked [Read More...]


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