Breakdancing and Power Tools: The Importance of Male Friendships

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“Ten years after my best friend’s funeral he is still shaping my life. He’s shaping it from the path he helped to put me on. And he’s shaping it through the lessons learned from our friendship. As a result, I am motivated daily to be that friend to others.” – Roger W. Thompson, Author of My Best [Read More...]

I Am Grateful He Is Gone

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By Scott LeRette Author, The Unbreakable Boy: A Father’s Fear, A Son’s Courage, and A Story of Unconditional Love This last August my son, Richard Austin, went to college. We’d always thought the empty nest would be so easy and so welcome—for Teresa, Logan, and me. Living with Austin is more challenging than I can [Read More...]

The Unbreakable Boy: A Q&A with Author Scott LeRette

“We are all broken, flawed and imperfect, and I want to encourage people that embracing ‘different’ is right and sound and good. I want to challenge readers to shed fear and ignorance and know that, even if faced with enormous obstacles, decisions, and setbacks, you can come out stronger.” — Scott LeRette, author, The Unbreakable [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...]

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...]


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