God's Mirth — Finale

There was some one thing that was too great for God to show us when He walked upon our earth; and I have sometimes fancied that it was His mirth.
— G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy

The Finale…

Friends, we made it! This week we mark the finale of our summer book club reading Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton. Over the past weeks I have been challenged, amused, and touched by Chesterton’s words and your own. Even though I lead the book club, make no mistake: I learned from each one of you as your learned with me. I loved reading all of your comments each week on Facebook and Instagram. You all brought new insights to me, and I’m so thankful that so many of you stuck with me throughout this entire process. I still can’t believe that I convinced several thousand people to read one of my favourite books with me. A book which, in Chesterton’s own words, is a “chaotic little volume.” You all are the best. I’ve had a blast and I hope you have too. The internet is pretty fun sometimes. :-)

A few other little announcements…

Season Three of Speaking with Joy is coming soon…

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I’m already in the thick of recording the new season. I’m really excited about this upcoming season. It’s shaping up to be a wonderful mix of my favourite pieces of art mixed with themes that seem pressing and important to me. There will be two kinds of episodes. The first will be the “original” format: a theme explored through the lens of three works of art (visual, literary, and musical). The second kind of episode will be an interview with someone on a topic they’re an expert on. As an example, check out Rebekah Lamb’s episode on Boredom.I can’t wait to share these episodes with you!

Sometime in between now and then, I’ll also post the recording of my live event in Colorado.

Which reminds me!

Come be my friend in Colorado at my live event!


An evening of goodness, beauty, and live music…

This Wednesday, Joel (my brother) and I will be performing at a live event exploring the question of why beauty matters in a broken world. It will involve short talks interwoven with music Joel and i have written together. We just did one of these in North Carolina and it was such an encouragement to us. I hope to see many of you there!

You can buy your tickets here.

For an example of Joel and me singing together, check out the video below….

One last thing…

Happy Patreon Anniversary!

One year ago this week I started a Patreon as a way to survive my Phd and to keep a closer relationship with my listeners. You all went above and beyond my expectations. You are an answer to prayer. Thanks for sticking with me.

All for now friends!

So much love!


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