Five Reasons There’s No Getting Past Religion

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By David Dark Author, Life’s Too Short to Pretend You’re Not Religious Five Reasons There’s No Getting Past Religion 5. The universe is made of stories. So says the poet Muriel Rukeyser. One person’s guiding story might involve sprinkling water on babies while speaking particular words in the presence of others. Another’s could require an [Read More...]

On Dying Well: A Q&A with Author Janet Wehr

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“Perhaps the best gift of all that has come to me in my hospice work is that I have no fear of dying myself, and I have had numerous opportunities in my life to test this. My fervent hope for this book is that, by reading it, others may find a greater level of comfort in [Read More...]

Where Jesus Prayed: A Q&A with Danielle Shroyer

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“I wanted people to see this book as a way of imagining the Lord’s Prayer as a pilgrimaging practice that you could do anytime, not just in the Holy Land.” — Danielle Shroyer, author, Where Jesus Prayed Author and pastor Danielle Shroyer didn’t intend to write a book about her first trip to the Holy [Read More...]

Stripped: A Q&A with Heather King on Cancer and her Catholic Faith

“I didn’t see my cancer a blessing—please!—but I did see it as a mystery. To consent to live in mystery, not to know all the answers, is another kind of poverty. The world sees any kind of poverty as cause for ridicule. Loser! But Christ’s kingdom is not of this world.” — Heather King, author, [Read More...]

At the Intersection of Cancer, Culture and Christ: 15 Years Later

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[Editor's Note: As part of this month's Book Club on the memoir Stripped: At the Intersection of Cancer, Culture and Christ, author Heather King offers a new reflection, 15 years after her diagnosis.] Fifteen years after the events described in my book Stripped, I’m fifteen years closer—I could be a lot closer than that!—to my own death. And [Read More...]

What’s The Cause Church? A Q&A with jKonrad Hölé

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“Church is detrimental to the individual cause, because too much of current day church postures itself as the cause. A destination place mentality. People know the pew they fit, more than the cause they fit.” — jKonrad Hölé, author, The Cause Church Q&A with jKonrad Hölé Author, The Cause Church Now Featured at the Patheos Book Club What’s [Read More...]

Coming Home: A Q&A with Author Star Chang

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“I walked through the way of Jesus, the way of Buddha, the way of Plato and several other great teachers. I studied the agreements and disagreements among these major religions. Finally, I realized that the final goal is the same – but the road to reaching it is different.” — Star Chang, author, Coming Home [Read More...]


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