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Is Faith Rational, Irrational, or Arational?

Currently in the Public Square 


Brother Against Brother. Slave Against Empire.

The epic story of Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston), a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother, Messala (Toby Kebbell), an officer in the Roman army.

Jane the Actuary

The #DNCLeaks: Where Does Conspiracy Theory Start or End?

Will these leaks actually change the course of the election?

Jonathan Storment

"Strong and Weak": The Hidden Vulnerability of Leadership

Andy Crouch's new book has changed some of the ways I do ministry, and the ways I approach leadership as a Christian.

Mercy Not Sacrifice

7 Ways to Be a Nontoxic Christian During a Toxic Season

We are living through what seems like the most toxic presidential campaign in American history. How do we voice our views and yet keep a Christian witness?

Cosmos The In Lost

Demons of Liberal Democracy Haunt Poland

Most Poles were relieved to see the hell of communism wither away, but they didn't know how much the theory and practice of liberal democracy differ.

World Religions

Combatting Extremism with DNA

The Momondo project is part of an effort to diminish extremism by showing people from different cultures and religious beliefs how much they have in common.

Catholic Authenticity

Legitimate Therapeutic Means: Can Catholics Use the Pill?

It's NFP awareness week. So let's talk about the Pill.

Companions on the Journey

(Re)Discovering a Sensible God

Today I smelled God, I felt God, I heard God, I saw God, and I tasted God. After 61 years, I can say once again, "My God is a very sensible God!"

The Anxious Bench

Soviets and Sassenachs: Favorite Historical TV Series

How do these two popular television series measure up to my four criteria for good historical fiction?

Steel Magnificat

Seven Daily Demons and Seven Antidotes

In honor of Mary Magdalene, may we drive these seven devilish impulses out of our hearts and replace them with virtue.


Teaching the Bear Grip Mudra to Ken Wilber

In this video, I teach the Bear Grip Mudra to Ken Wilber and Kurt Johnson at the Interspiritual Movement in Colorado.

Tippling Philosopher

Chief Rabbi Challenged by 70 Rabbis

In the UK, Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis calls for 'faith' schools to be allowed to select all of their places on the basis of religion.

Patheos Video Gallery

The Street Librarian
The Street Librarian
Happily Hungry: Sick Kids Nutritious Food
Food Equality Initiative
The Food Equality Initiative's allergy-friendly food pantry in Kansas City makes sure everyone has a seat at the table.
Life After Life
Jason Hernandez fights for the freedom of other inmates sentenced to life behind bars.
Patheos Exclusive Clip: Last Days in the Desert
Do You Believe in Miracles? | Street Spirituality
A Bridge to Better Health: the Work of Puentes de Salud in South Philadelphia
The ritual of tak bat—feeding Buddhist monks who are forbidden to feed themselves. More at 1 Minute Meal.