Patton Dodd


Patton Dodd is the editor-in-chief of OnFaith.

Stories by Patton Dodd

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The Bible Is a Force that Gives “American Sniper” Meaning

Clint Eastwood has more on his mind than patriotism.

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The Problem with Calling Terrorism “Religious”

We need better explanations for the horrors in the world today.

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10 Tips for Reading the Bible for the First Time

How to get yourself through that resolution to finally read the world’s most talked-about book.

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Will Evangelicals Continue to Support Torture?

Why a clear majority of white evangelical Protestants supported the U.S. torture regime.

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Why “It’s a Wonderful Life” Is the King of Christmas Movies

Far more than a sentimental classic, the Jimmy Stewart classic is a great work of art.

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Why Life Begins at 40

There are more than 40 great things about turning 40.

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OnFaith Finds — What to Read Today

A quick list of what to read today.

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The Best Book for Bible Doubters

A new book invites Christians to reconsider the Bible, warts and all.

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OnFaith Finds — What to Read Today

Here is what you’re going to want to read today.

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OnFaith Finds — What to Read Today

What we’re reading, Liking, and Favoriting today.

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10 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Believing in God

What you should know about the life of faith, whether you have one or not.

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OnFaith Finds — What to Read Today

A quick list of what to read today.

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OnFaith Finds — What to Read Today

A quick list of items you’ll want to read today.

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OnFaith Finds — What to Read Today

A quick list of today’s most interesting religion items around the web.

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OnFaith Finds for Tuesday, October 28, 2014

What we’re reading and recommending today.

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15 Ways The Onion Tells 1 Joke About God

For nearly 20 years, the satirical website has found God angry, vengeful, and generally up to no good.

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Ben Bradlee: Newspaperman, Family Man, Friend

Bradlee’s dedication to getting things right is a powerful model for all of us.

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Your iPhone Might Be Making You Less Religious

New studies show the first commandment may need to be revised: “Thou shalt have no other brands before me.”

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Want to Argue About Islamic Violence? Know These 5 Facts First

Some facts on the ground of our national debate about Islam and violence.

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The Quasi-Religious Roots of Weezer 

Notes on the spiritual and religious background of one of the biggest acts in American rock.