Evangelizing in a Virtual World: A Review of Mediating Faith


When I was writing my doctoral dissertation on the impact of the Internet on practices of evangelism, Lutheran pastor Clint Schnekloth’s Mediating Faith: Faith Formation in a Trans-Media Era is the book I always wished existed but never could find. The vast majority of texts on the relationship between Christians and technology treat technology as [Read More...]

Saffron Cross: An Interview with J. Dana Trent


This month at the Book Club, we’re featuring a new book by Baptist minister J. Dana Trent called Saffron Cross: The Unlikely Story of How a Christian Minister Married a Hindu Monk. We invited the Rev. Trent to reflect on some questions about the gifts and challenges of her interfaith marriage for us here. Tell us [Read More...]

How to Survive Life (and Death): A Q&A with Robert Kopecky


Now featured in the Patheos Book Club: How to Survive Life (And Death): A Guide for Happiness in This World and Beyond by Robert Kopecky. You claimed to have had three Near Death Experiences; were they different from each other? Kopecky: Yes, each was entirely different from the other, but all similar to other peoples’ NDE stories [Read More...]

On Discipleship and Christian Maturity: A Q&A with Ronald Rolheiser


Sacred Fire: A Vision for a Deeper Human and Christian Maturity, by popular Catholic author Ronald Rolheiser, is currently featured at the Patheos Book Club. We invited Fr. Rolheiser to share some thoughts about the new book – and the meaning of Christian discipleship – here. Sacred Fire is the sequel to your best-selling contemporary [Read More...]

Mercy in the City: A Q&A with Kerry Weber


“Lent isn’t just a self-help season; we’re called to do these things as a part of a community. We’re called to become better people and to love God more, not simply for ourselves, but so that we can begin to love others more, as well.” — Kerry Weber, author, Mercy in the City Several years [Read More...]

Freestyle: A Q&A with the Rev. Michael Waters

“The work of engaging human suffering is hard and messy work. There are no drive-by responses or solutions to human suffering. This work requires intentionality. It requires consistency. It requires commitment. It requires all of you.” – Michael Waters, author, Freestyle This month at the Book Club, we’re featuring Freestyle: Reflections on Faith, Family, Justice, [Read More...]

Gravity: Technology and Transcendence


By Lyn and Tom Davis Genelli Authors, Death At The Movies Alfonso Cuaron’s 3-D space opera Gravity, a leading Oscar contender, met with universal acclaim from critics and audiences alike. Nominations include Best Picture, Director, Actress and Original Score. Alongside such enduring favorites as Groundhog Day and The Wizard of Oz, the film explores perennial themes [Read More...]