Patton Dodd


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

Stories by Patton Dodd

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

Clint Eastwood has more on his mind than patriotism.

The Problem with Calling Terrorism “Religious”

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

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.

Will Evangelicals Continue to Support Torture?

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

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.

Why Life Begins at 40

There are more than 40 great things about turning 40.

OnFaith Finds — What to Read Today

A quick list of what to read today.

The Best Book for Bible Doubters

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

OnFaith Finds — What to Read Today

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

OnFaith Finds — What to Read Today

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

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.

OnFaith Finds — What to Read Today

A quick list of what to read today.

OnFaith Finds — What to Read Today

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

OnFaith Finds — What to Read Today

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

OnFaith Finds for Tuesday, October 28, 2014

What we’re reading and recommending today.

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.

Ben Bradlee: Newspaperman, Family Man, Friend

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

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.”

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

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

The Quasi-Religious Roots of Weezer 

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