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Greg Garrett

Columnist

Creative Writing, Literary Criticism, Film and Theology

Greg Garrett is (according to BBC Radio) one of America's leading voices on religion and culture. He is the author or co-author of over twenty books of fiction, theology, cultural criticism, and spiritual autobiography. His most recent books are The Prodigal, written with the legendary Brennan Manning, Entertaining Judgment: The Afterlife in Popular Imagination, and My Church Is Not Dying: Episcopalians in the 21st Century. A contributor to Patheos since 2010, Greg also writes for the Huffington Post, Salon.com, OnFaith, The Tablet, Reform, and other web and print publications in the US and UK.

Faithful Citizenship

Seeing the World with Resurrection Eyes

The resurrection story, however we understand it, whether or not we can explain it, should make a difference in our minds and hearts. It's supposed to; that's what resurrection does. Read More »

Not Your Father's Francis: Jon Sweeney's "When Saint Francis Saved the Church"

Unlike Christians of the past 500 years who focused on doctrine, Francis operated more like contemporary believers, who focus on correct practice. Read More »

God Made It, I See It, and That Settles It: A Review of "God and the Gay Christian"

"God and the Gay Christian" could convince anyone wrestling with a biblical reason to support gay marriage and full gay inclusion in churches -- and everyone who ought to be. Read More »

Freestyle Faith: Some Thoughts on Michael W. Waters' New Book

Despite our cultural differences, the Rev. Waters and I are both seeking ultimate meaning in a world that tries with all its might to distract us with secondary meanings. Read More »

"Catching Fire": Spirituality and the Hunger Games, Part One

When we look closely at the sins of the Capitol, they are our sins -- exaggerated, to be sure, but still recognizable as our own. Read More »

"Paul and the Faithfulness of God": Magisterial, and Yet Down to Earth

What N. T. Wright has given us in his two-volume study is the master class on Paul that I never had the chance to take in seminary. Read More »

Recent Articles

Seeing the World with Resurrection Eyes

The resurrection story, however we understand it, whether or not we can explain it, should make a difference in our minds and hearts. It's supposed to; that's what resurrection does. Read More »

Not Your Father's Francis: Jon Sweeney's "When Saint Francis Saved the Church"

Unlike Christians of the past 500 years who focused on doctrine, Francis operated more like contemporary believers, who focus on correct practice. Read More »

God Made It, I See It, and That Settles It: A Review of "God and the Gay Christian"

"God and the Gay Christian" could convince anyone wrestling with a biblical reason to support gay marriage and full gay inclusion in churches -- and everyone who ought to be. Read More »

Freestyle Faith: Some Thoughts on Michael W. Waters' New Book

Despite our cultural differences, the Rev. Waters and I are both seeking ultimate meaning in a world that tries with all its might to distract us with secondary meanings. Read More »

"Catching Fire": Spirituality and the Hunger Games, Part One

When we look closely at the sins of the Capitol, they are our sins -- exaggerated, to be sure, but still recognizable as our own. Read More »

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