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Cat Knarr
Cat Knarr (formerly Catherine Newhouse) is a religion journalist and editor who writes for magazines like Christianity Today. She works as a marketing specialist for Liguori Publications, a Catholic book publishing company. She lives in St. Louis with her husband, Ben, and tweets from @CatKnarr.

Cat has reported everywhere from Kigali, Rwanda to Ferguson, Missouri and inner-city Chicago. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Missouri with three Bachelor's degreees in magazine journalism, religious studies, and international studies. After graduation, she served as the Editor and Community Manager for the startup Faith Driven Business. She has contributed to a variety of religion publications such Today's Christian Woman, RELEVANT, Religion News Service, Columbia Faith & Values, PRISM magazine, UrbanFaith, and Ignite Your Faith.

Since studying abroad in Rwanda, Cat has been writing about the Rwandan genocide and the country’s recovery. She reported on religious shifts in Rwanda for Christianity Today and wrote about her study abroad experiences for UrbanFaith. She has earned First and Second Place Chandler Awards from the Religion Newswriters Association and First Place student writer from the Evangelical Press Association.

Cat has also reported for the Columbia Missourian, a local newspaper, and The Chicago Reporter, an investigative newsmagazine about race and poverty. Follow her on Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, and

Entries by Cat Knarr

Why Everyone Needs a Do Over: Q&A with Jon Acuff

(0) Comments | Posted April 8, 2015 | 2:08 AM


This past year, I experienced my first Do Over moment.

I was suddenly laid off from a startup and left scrambling to rebuild my career. It worked out for the better when I found an exciting new job, but for a few...

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How a Faith-Driven Stay-at-Home Mom Exposed an International Price-Fixing Conspiracy

(2) Comments | Posted April 24, 2014 | 9:28 AM

Co-authored by Faith Driven Business CEO Steve Hoeft. Steve helps faith driven entrepreneurs accelerate their businesses to high growth mode ethically and authentically, so they can make a difference in the world.


Late at night, Mark Whitacre...

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5 Innovative Christian Businesses You've Never Heard of

(1) Comments | Posted February 28, 2014 | 10:33 PM

You know the Christian-run businesses that are always in the headlines, like Chick-fil-A and Hobby Lobby. But what about the smaller businesses that are doing something remarkably creative, like starting a coffee company that only employs ex-offenders?


Here are five innovative businesses started...

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8 Secrets to Building a Stunning LinkedIn Profile

(5) Comments | Posted February 3, 2014 | 2:48 PM


Sometimes, defeat turns into opportunity.

Years ago, I attended a writers' conference and pitched an article to a magazine editor. He didn't take it, but he was friendly, gracious and polite.

I saw him on LinkedIn a couple years later, and at first...

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3 Reasons Why Jon Acuff's Start Experiment Was Awesome Online Community Building

(3) Comments | Posted October 15, 2013 | 5:40 PM


Conversation from the independent Start Experiment site,

Something awesome happened when bestselling business author Jon Acuff built a private Facebook group for his raving fans, 3,000+ people who'd fallen in love with his book START: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average...

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Remembering Rwanda on Good Friday

(4) Comments | Posted April 6, 2012 | 11:29 AM

If there is anything terrible enough to remind me of the sorrowful day that Jesus died, it is the living hell that descended on Rwanda during the 1994 genocide.

Good Friday falls on April 6 this year, a day that also marks the beginning of the Rwandan genocide. Eighteen years...

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