Finding Sanctuary: A Q&A with Spiritual Director Terry Hershey

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“Sanctuary is not a ‘program’ or a ‘project.’ Our western mindset can see sanctuary as something on a list to check off, and if we’re diligent, something we can excel at. But sanctuary is not someplace we arrive. It is a journey, a direction we are going. An invitation to present, attentive and grounded—regardless of [Read More...]

Claiming Soul Space: On Creating Sanctuary in Your Life

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By Terry Hershey, author Sanctuary: Creating a Space for Grace in Your Life Everyone has a sanctuary, if only in the mind. Even if we can’t say what it is, we know of its power. It is a place where we feel grounded, unhurried, and renewed. We go there whenever we can, which never seems [Read More...]

When Missions Fail: A Q&A with ‘Runaway Radical’ authors Amy and Jonathan Hollingsworth

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“So many of the books out today beckoning young Christians to answer radical calls to obedience are totally unrealistic. They tell these extraordinary, one-in-a-million success stories in a way that suggests anyone can do it. But what these authors fail to mention, however, is that their results aren’t typical.” – Jonathan Hollingsworth, co-author, Runaway Radical The [Read More...]

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...]


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