St. Patrick, AA, and Vulnerable Faith: A Q&A with Jamie Arpin-Ricci

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“Who willingly exposes their weaknesses? Yet that is exactly that path Jesus calls us to tread, and for good reason: There is more hope in honest brokenness than in the pretense of false wholeness. – Jamie Arpin-Ricci, author, Vulnerable Faith This month at the Patheos Book Club, we’re featuring a new book by inner city pastor [Read More...]

Tongue Pierced: A Review

Nelson Searcy and Jennifer Dykes Henson’s Tongue Pierced: How the Words You Speak Transform the Life You Live is an accessible and timely book. The rise of social media has made it possible for our words to be broadcast much further and with greater ease than ever before. The ability to speak “anonymously” from behind [Read More...]

What is the Holy Spirit? A 40 Day Journey with Jack Levison

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We seem to know much about God, the Father of the Trinity. We know even more about Jesus, the Son of the Trinity. But that about the third aspect? We often believe the Holy Spirit is a mystery, a vague being about which we don’t know much about. Frequently, we don’t care to learn more [Read More...]

Watch Your Tongue: A Q&A with Author Nelson Searcy

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“Words are never neutral. None of us has ever spoken a neutral word in our entire life. Every word that comes out of your mouth and mine has a consequence attached to it, and that consequence will either be positive or negative.” – Nelson Searcy, author, Tongue Pierced This month in the Patheos Book Club, [Read More...]

Blessed Mourning: Reflections on ALOOF, Chapter 10

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[This post is part of a discussion on the new book Aloof: Figuring Out Life with a God Who Hides by Tony Kriz at the Patheos Book Club here.] Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. – Jesus, Matthew 5:4 I hate death. Death of a dream, death of a project, but most of [Read More...]

Figuring Out Life with a God Who Hides: A Review of Tony Kriz’s “Aloof”

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In our hiking adventures, my wife and I have seen a number of different animals in the wild – sometimes from uncomfortably short distances. One day we saw a cougar thirty feet or so away (from inside a car). Normally most of us would never spot one in the wild and you don’t really want [Read More...]

Does It Really Matter What I Believe About God? A Q&A with David Maxfield

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This month in the Patheos Book Club Does It Really Matter What I Believe About God? By David H. Maxfield Author Q&A What inspired you to write this book? Throughout history, people have asked themselves: Does God exist? If so, what is God like? Is there more than one God? What do I want from [Read More...]


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