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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
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Preaching in the Era of Trump
Deborah Arca | February 21, 2017
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When Tupac Goes to Church
Deborah Arca | December 30, 2016
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What Makes Someone Jewish? A Book Review
Deborah Arca | July 25, 2016
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This Time Orlando
Deborah Arca | June 17, 2016
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Announcing: "The Great Spiritual Migration"
Deborah Arca | June 13, 2016
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Us Versus Us: A Q&A with Author Andrew Marin
Deborah Arca | June 09, 2016
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Man Meets God: A Q&A with Josh Grisetti
Deborah Arca | May 25, 2016
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The Armor of Light Airs Tonight on PBS
Deborah Arca | May 11, 2016
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Tasting God: A Q&A with Ginny Kubitz Moyer
Deborah Arca | April 29, 2016
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Join "The Great Spiritual Migration" Book Tour!
Deborah Arca | March 28, 2016
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Q&R: Should a Pastor Marry a Non-Religious Couple?
Deborah Arca | February 29, 2016
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Prophetic Pessimism: A Q&A with Andre Johnson
Deborah Arca | February 08, 2016
The hope I think we need is what I call a <a......
A Faith That Liberates: A Q&A with Monica A. Coleman
Deborah Arca | February 04, 2016
"We need to change laws and efforts at justice, yes, but we also need to change vision......
People of Color Rising: A Q&A with Onleilove Alston
Deborah Arca | February 04, 2016
"Black women have always made Black history and continue to make Black history with......
"A people's movement that reflects the demographic of our state <em>and</em> is willing......
Dismantling Racism: A Q&A with Jacqui Lewis
Deborah Arca | February 04, 2016
What is the one issue every community of faith should be addressing from the pulpit, the......
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Fractured Not Broken: A Q&A with Kelly Schaefer
Deborah Arca | November 16, 2015
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The Vulnerable Pastor: A Q&A with Mandy Smith
Deborah Arca | November 02, 2015
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On Dying Well: A Q&A with Author Janet Wehr
Deborah Arca | October 06, 2015
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"I wanted to make a film in the spirit of peacemaking about the issues that seemed the......
Where Jesus Prayed: A Q&A with Danielle Shroyer
Deborah Arca | October 01, 2015
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Stripped: A Q&A with Heather King on Cancer and her...
Deborah Arca | September 18, 2015
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What's The Cause Church? A Q&A with jKonrad Hölé
Deborah Arca | September 01, 2015
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13 Simple Ideas for Becoming Human Again
Deborah Arca | August 28, 2015
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Why I'm a Christian, Still
Deborah Arca | August 05, 2015
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Slow Living: Resisting the Need for Speed
Deborah Arca | June 18, 2015
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Watch Your Tongue: A Q&A with Author Nelson Searcy
Deborah Arca | February 12, 2015
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When God Hides: An Interview with Author Tony Kriz
Deborah Arca | January 17, 2015
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Alison Krauss and Yo-Yo Ma: The Wexford Carol
Deborah Arca | December 24, 2014
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Pray as You Can, Not as You Can't
Deborah Arca | December 13, 2014
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I Am Grateful He Is Gone
Deborah Arca | November 14, 2014
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Raising Abel: A Q&A with author Ronald Ragotzy
Deborah Arca | November 13, 2014
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Preaching as a Mad Act: A Q&A with John Holbert
Deborah Arca | November 11, 2014
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Christian Piatt Takes PostChristian on the Road
Deborah Arca | October 30, 2014
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Three Tips for Facing the Future without Worry
Deborah Arca | October 15, 2014
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Jon Sweeney on When Saint Francis Saved the Church
Deborah Arca | September 30, 2014
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Stump a Bible Scholar: Was Jesus Perfect?
Deborah Arca | September 30, 2014
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Stump a Bible Scholar: What About Israel?
Deborah Arca | September 03, 2014
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Stump a Bible Scholar: Why Genocide?
Deborah Arca | August 26, 2014
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Monday Meditation: Come Alive
Deborah Arca | August 25, 2014
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Stump a Bible Scholar: Is Jesus God?
Deborah Arca | August 19, 2014
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Wild Christianity at the Wild Goose Festival
Deborah Arca | July 03, 2014
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"Ending Poverty": A Q&A with Third Day
Deborah Arca | June 05, 2014
Patheos scores an exclusive interview with the band Third Day about their commitment to......
Where the Wind Leads: A Q&A with Vinh Chung
Deborah Arca | May 15, 2014
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Richard Cole on Becoming Catholic, Finally
Deborah Arca | April 16, 2014
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Mediating Faith: A Q&A with Clint Schnekloth
Deborah Arca | March 14, 2014
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Jesus Feminist: A Conversation with Sarah Bessey
Deborah Arca | March 05, 2014
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Transform 2014: A Q&A with Steve Knight
Deborah Arca | February 19, 2014
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Mercy in the City: A Q&A with Kerry Weber
Deborah Arca | February 18, 2014
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Here Comes Lent...
Deborah Arca | February 18, 2014
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Freestyle: A Q&A with the Rev. Michael Waters
Deborah Arca | February 14, 2014
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Restless: A Q&A with Author Jennie Allen
Deborah Arca | January 21, 2014
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Welcoming the Stranger: A Q&A with Jonathan...
Deborah Arca | December 13, 2013
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Birthing God: Women's Experiences of the Divine
Deborah Arca | December 12, 2013
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POTUS Spiritual Advisor Joshua DuBois Comes to...
Deborah Arca | December 04, 2013
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Living Lightly at the Holidays: Three "Dos"
Deborah Arca | November 27, 2013
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Holy Food Everywhere: A Q&A with Author Brian Doyle
Deborah Arca | November 20, 2013
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7 Questions Before C21: Ani Zonneveld
Deborah Arca | November 19, 2013
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What Our Hearts Know: A Q&A with Charles Eisenstein
Deborah Arca | November 18, 2013
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7 Questions Before C21: Jonathan Merritt
Deborah Arca | November 12, 2013
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7 Questions Before C21: Phyllis Tickle
Deborah Arca | November 04, 2013
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7 Questions Before C21: Sarah Cunningham
Deborah Arca | October 31, 2013
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On Faith and Doubt: A Q&A with Author Kyle Cupp
Deborah Arca | October 31, 2013
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Loosely Christian: An Interview with Bruce Epperly
Deborah Arca | October 25, 2013
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How Pope Francis Leads: A Q&A with Chris Lowney
Deborah Arca | October 15, 2013
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Something Better: A Q&A with Tim Chaddick
Deborah Arca | October 04, 2013
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Grace Unplugged: A Review
Deborah Arca | September 30, 2013
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Living Conversion: A Q&A with Judith Valente
Deborah Arca | September 16, 2013
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Sinner and Saint: An Interview with Nadia Bolz-Weber
Deborah Arca | September 06, 2013
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Brian McLaren on Passing on the Faith
Deborah Arca | August 31, 2013
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Living Free: A Q&A with Author Mark Scandrette
Deborah Arca | August 05, 2013
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What We're Reading This Summer
Deborah Arca | June 01, 2013
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A Recipe for Joy: A Q&A with Robin Davis
Deborah Arca | April 15, 2013
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Rob Bell and I share breakfast and a conversation about his new book, the church,......
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The Questions of Lent: To Give Up or Not to Give Up?
Deborah Arca | February 19, 2013
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Emergence Christianity 2013: A Q&A with Tony Jones
Deborah Arca | January 10, 2013
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Finding True Love: A Q&A with author Gary Thomas
Deborah Arca | January 02, 2013
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Win a Copy of Holy Nomad!
Deborah Arca | December 19, 2012
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The Seven Deadly Sins: A Q&A with Author Lawrence...
Deborah Arca | December 14, 2012
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Win a Copy of Holy Nomad!
Deborah Arca | December 14, 2012
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Heaven on Earth: A Q&A with Author Josh Graves
Deborah Arca | November 30, 2012
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Holy Nomad: A Q&A with Author Matt Litton
Deborah Arca | November 01, 2012
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Frank Schaeffer Gets Real for RealClear Religion
Deborah Arca | October 11, 2012
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A Pilgrim Christian at the Wake-Up Festival
Deborah Arca | August 29, 2012
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Pub Theology: Beer, Conversation, and God
Deborah Arca | July 31, 2012
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How Much is Enough? A Q&A with Will Davis Jr.
Deborah Arca | June 29, 2012
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PregMANcy: A Q&A with Christian Piatt
Deborah Arca | May 16, 2012
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Letter to a Future Church: Return to Jesus
Deborah Arca | May 11, 2012
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Anthony Smith: A Letter to the Last One
Deborah Arca | May 01, 2012
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Dallas and the Spitfire: A Q&A with the Author
Deborah Arca | April 30, 2012
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How I'm Preaching the Resurrection
Deborah Arca | March 30, 2012
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Waking Up: A Q&A with David G. Benner
Deborah Arca | March 15, 2012
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Sacrilegious Jesus: A Q&A with Hugh Halter
Deborah Arca | March 15, 2012
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Ron Sider on Fixing the National Debt
Deborah Arca | March 13, 2012
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More Than Enchanting: A Q&A with Jo Saxton
Deborah Arca | February 27, 2012
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A Joyful Lent?
Deborah Arca | February 21, 2012
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Exploring God Theories
Deborah Arca | January 16, 2012
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The Church is Flat: A Q&A with Tony Jones
Deborah Arca | January 04, 2012
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Share Your Favorite Religious Joke!
Deborah Arca | December 06, 2011
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Between Heaven and Mirth: Twitter Excerpt #3
Deborah Arca | December 05, 2011
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Between Heaven and Mirth: Twitter Excerpt #2
Deborah Arca | December 02, 2011
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Between Heaven and Mirth Twitter Book Club Schedule
Deborah Arca | December 01, 2011
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Between Heaven and Mirth: Join the Twitter Book Club
Deborah Arca | December 01, 2011
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New Voices on Seminary Education
Deborah Arca | November 08, 2011
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Q&amp;A: Monsters in America
Deborah Arca | October 25, 2011
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Does Seminary Have a Future?
Deborah Arca | October 21, 2011
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Unconditional, but Variable, Grace
Deborah Arca | October 19, 2011
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Hope: A Pessimist's Guide
Deborah Arca | September 22, 2011
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Grace, Dogs and Sunshine Puddles
Deborah Arca | July 01, 2011
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A Conservative Listens at the Wild Goose
Deborah Arca | June 30, 2011
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An Interview with Diana Butler Bass
Deborah Arca | June 21, 2011
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Oil Spills and Daily Habits
Deborah Arca | May 10, 2011
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Is the Resurrection Real?
Deborah Arca | April 20, 2011
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Following The Other Jesus
Deborah Arca | April 04, 2011
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Love Is The Seat of Wisdom
Deborah Arca | January 17, 2011
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Shining the Light on the Wise Men
Deborah Arca | December 06, 2010
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Does God Really Talk To Us?
Deborah Arca | November 18, 2010
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What Does God Really Look Like?
Deborah Arca | November 04, 2010
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The Sky is Not Falling: Post-Election Reflections
Deborah Arca | November 03, 2010
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Election Day: What Would Jesus Do?
Deborah Arca | November 02, 2010
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Are Demons Real?
Deborah Arca | October 26, 2010
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God IS One
Deborah Arca | October 22, 2010
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Does Prayer Really Make A Difference?
Deborah Arca | October 05, 2010
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Spiritual Renewal in Times of Crisis
Deborah Arca | September 13, 2010
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Sharing Favorite Scriptures, Interfaith-Style
Deborah Arca | September 07, 2010
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Inner Monks Unite: A Monk Manifesto
Deborah Arca | September 01, 2010
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Bruce Reyes-Chow on the Future Church
Deborah Arca | July 30, 2010
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A Christian Yogi
Deborah Arca | June 29, 2010
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13 Things I Like About Protestant Christians
Deborah Arca | June 01, 2010
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A Priest Speaks Out
Deborah Arca | April 16, 2010
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Taxes and Gratitude
Deborah Arca | April 15, 2010
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Let's Talk About Sex
Deborah Arca | April 14, 2010
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Rob Bell on The Resurrection
Deborah Arca | April 07, 2010
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Saved by Beauty
Deborah Arca | April 05, 2010
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Musings from A Meandering Pilgrim #1
Deborah Arca | April 02, 2010
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Love by foot-washing
Deborah Arca | April 01, 2010
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Sermon from Palm Sunday
Deborah Arca | March 31, 2010
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Inter-religious friendship
Deborah Arca | March 23, 2010
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A Story by Mark Yaconelli
Deborah Arca | March 22, 2010
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Theology After Google
Deborah Arca | March 19, 2010
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Communion
Deborah Arca | March 18, 2010
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Welcome to our new group blog...
Deborah Arca | March 17, 2010
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