Author: Paul Pastor

Bringing Sanity to the Gay Debate

How a new book by an evangelical theologian and his gay son models Cascadian Christian family values. Space at the Table: Conversations Between an Evangelical Theologian and His Gay Son (Zeal Books, 2016) is a powerful book with a transformative message. But before I explore the themes of the book, some disclosure is in order. I helped make Space at the Table. I was the book’s editor, taking the manuscript through major revisions, coaching its authors (Brad and Drew Harper), and providing support at nearly every aspect of the publishing process. Whether or not this disqualifies me from speaking...

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A More Natural Faith

An interview with Portland author, Paul J. Pastor, on how living in the Northwest has shaped his spirituality. Paul Pastor is a typical family man. He’s married. He has three children. And he drives an aging station wagon. But when it came time to buy a home, his young family shunned suburbia for a parcel of tilted land on the side of a mountain in the Columbia River Gorge. To say the surroundings are idyllic would be an understatement. A jaunt behind their back door is a 100-foot waterfall. Out the front door, there’s a creek. The closest neighbors:...

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