The Pursuing God: A Video Q&A with Joshua Ryan Butler

His first book was called The Skeletons In God’s Closet: The Mercy of Hell, The Surprise of Judgment, the Hope of Holy War. The Rev. Joshua Ryan Butler is one who clearly likes to wrestle with the tough questions of the faith and come out the other side with a new paradigm for seeing and [Read More…]

Daddy God: A Review of Abba’s Heart

by Wendi Matusic If you, like me, can’t see the word “Abba” without thinking “Dancing Queen” or “Mama Mia,” you’ll likely have a few 1970’s flash backs from the title of Neal Lozano’s book Abba’s Heart. But in a convoluted way, I think that relates to what the author wants us to know – the true [Read More…]

Moving Toward Divinization: A Review of ‘Broken Gods’

By Wendi Matusic Broken Gods, a new book by Gregory Popcak, an internationally recognized expert in Catholic pastoral counseling, begins by posing the potentially uncomfortable “what if” scenario: what if you woke up as a god? No, not THE God, but “a being who is perfect, whole, healed, and, yes, even immortal.” Some might find that offensive or [Read More…]

Mothers and Daughters, and Faith

By Sarahbeth Caplin Now Featured in the Patheos Book Club Undivided: A Muslim Daughter, Her Christian, Mother, Their Path to Peace I’ve read plenty of books about individual paths of spiritual discovery, but it is rare for me to come across a story like that of Patricia and Alana Raybon: a mother and daughter struggling to [Read More…]

Blessed Mourning: Reflections on ALOOF, Chapter 10

[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”

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

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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