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

[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

“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

“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…]

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…]

Jane Eyre’s Sisters: A Q&A with author Jody Bower

“We’re still living in a male-oriented world, although it’s changing, and one thing that’s helping to change that orientation is exposure to women’s voices. Just as exposure to the voices of other cultures, other races, other religions, other forms of art, and other gender orientations is helping to broaden all our minds and enrich our [Read More…]

Finding Sanctuary: A Q&A with Spiritual Director Terry Hershey

“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

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…]