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Deborah Arca
Director of Content

Deborah Arca is the former Director of Content at Patheos. Prior to joining Patheos, Deborah managed the Programs in Christian Spirituality at the San Francisco Theological Seminary, including the Program's renowned spiritual direction program and the nationally-renowned Lilly-funded Youth Ministry & Spirituality Project. Deborah has also been a youth minister, a director of music and theatre programs for children and teens, and a music minister. Deborah belongs to a progressive United Church of Christ church in Englewood, CO.

Works by Deborah Arca
"If there is one people, there is one table! Christians have been set free to embrace......
Louis Zamperini's son shares some of the back-story to the new movie, "Unbroken", and......
Read the second part of our interview with filmmaker Kevin Miller about his provocative......
A provocative new documentary opening this weekend questions everything you thought you......
These many places of worship have reminded the Notre Dame family that the love of God is......
Brian McLaren, author of a new series of ebook political stories, on why humor is the......
"At the end of the day, if we're not able to just be a church, then it's a gimmick,"......
What is the gospel according to sex? Author Christopher West discusses what the body has......
Simplifying the Soul: A Q&A with Paula Huston
Deborah Arca | January 16, 2012
Award-winning author Paula Huston discusses her newest book on Lenten practices, and how......
The author of "God in a Brothel" talks about his dangerous and difficult work as an......
Best-selling author Robert Wicks answers questions on the meaning of contentment and how......
Best-selling author Richard Foster sits down with Patheos to share insights about......
A Catholic Tourist's Travel Guide for the Digital...
Deborah Arca | September 30, 2011
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Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove on "The Artist's Rule"
Deborah Arca | September 07, 2011
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A Journey in Progress: An Interview with Alisa Harris
Deborah Arca | September 01, 2011
Alisa Harris says that when we use religion for political ends, religion gets degraded....
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A young businesswomen shares how her relationship with Mother Teresa influenced her......
The author of the new book The Friends We Keep reminds us of the biblical call to......
Engaging Voices: Let's Begin!
Deborah Arca | March 16, 2011
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Unlocking the Secrets of the Eucharist
Deborah Arca | February 15, 2011
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A Night of Beautiful Madness to End Malaria
Deborah Arca | February 09, 2011
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Bittersweet Valentines
Deborah Arca | February 07, 2011
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Thoughts on Grace
Deborah Arca | January 18, 2011
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After stumbling into the alternative gift market at my church last week, I'm convinced......
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Necessary Change for the Denominational Church
Deborah Arca | July 26, 2010
Recent Moderator of the Presbyterian Church (USA) Bruce Reyes-Chow reflects on the......
The newly-elected President of The United Methodist Church's Council of Bishops shares......
Recent Moderator of the Presbyterian Church (USA), Bruce Reyes-Chow talks about the......
Sanctuary's Daughter
Deborah Arca | July 14, 2010
A new documentary by two Christian filmmakers paints a personal picture of one family's......
The faith of teenagers has a message for the American church....
Our favorite theobloggers muse on how the Holy Spirit is acting in the world today, in......
A Place of Rest: Embracing Differences
Deborah Arca | April 29, 2010
A Presbyterian minister and her Humanist husband talk about their evolving interfaith......
Tweeting the Bible
Deborah Arca | April 09, 2010
Six months ago, author and editor Jana Riess embarked on an epic adventure to take on......
A New Kind of Christianity
Deborah Arca | March 22, 2010
Popular emergent church leader Brian McLaren's "new kind of Christianity" is attracting......
God in 100 Words
Deborah Arca | March 17, 2010
We challenged a dozen bloggers across faith traditions to answer the question: Who (or......
Wonder, Fear, and Longing
Deborah Arca | March 11, 2010
Prayer has taught me to be more accepting of who I am, what I'm feeling, what's broken......
Tattoo Faith
Deborah Arca | November 25, 2009
You've heard of wearing your heart on your sleeve, meet one emerging Lutheran pastor who......
New Music: John Steiner
Deborah Arca | July 21, 2009
Patheos caught up with composer, pianist, and worship leader John Steiner to reflect on......
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