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...]

Frank Rogers’ Practicing Compassion: A Book Review

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This is a text that is, at the very least, a reminder of the value of love towards others and a source of encouragement for expressing this love with more intention and focus. And certainly there is room for one more text promoting such a noble ideal on our shelves. [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...]

Heaven’s Muscle: A Q&A with Author Bren Hughes

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“My mission is to encourage people to love in spite of their pain, to sense the closeness of God despite their doubts, and to glimpse their full potential in Christ. I do this by offering myself as a faithful conduit — a conduit of love flowing from the heart of God and of wisdom flowing [Read More...]

Atheist Awakening: A Q&A with Researchers Richard Cimino and Christopher Smith

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“By “awakening” we mean that atheists and even agnostics are becoming more public about their secularism and are more interested in what can be called collective identity—forming a larger community, creating new organizations, and engaging in activism on a number of issues, such as pressing for stricter church-state separation.” – Richard Cimino and Christopher Smith, authors, [Read More...]

The Afterlife of Billy Fingers: A Q&A with Author Annie Kagan

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“Remember, the light is always inside you. And every day, by remembering it, you feed it, and it will grow. When life is joyous, the light will be there. When there is hardship, the light will also be there.” – Annie Kagan, author, The Afterlife of Billy Fingers\ Now Featured at the Patheos Book Club: The Afterlife [Read More...]

Freedom and Resolve: A Q&A with Spiritual Teacher Gangaji

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“It is essential to surrender our ideas of who we are to discover the truth of who we are. It is essential to surrender to the unknown, radiant truth of incomprehensible being. Then we know somehow what we have always known though it has been unacknowledged until that moment.” – Gangaji, author of Freedom & [Read More...]


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