Do You Have a Good Life? Brooks and Volf Weigh In.

Talk about a knockout collaboration.

And it’s free:


From Yale’s Center for Faith and Culture:

We are delighted to share an upcoming event that our Life Worth Living program is hosting on the main campus of Yale University in New Haven.

New York Times columnist David Brooks will join our very own Miroslav Volf in a conversation on “Character, Flourishing, and the Good Life.” They will each be building on the work they have been doing to answer the central question of our lives questions: What makes a life worth living?

More information on the free event can be found here.

And for those of us who don’t live near Yale’s home in New Haven, CT, Brooks’ and Volf’s discussion will be live-streamed here.

Can’t watch the live-stream? Watch it later here. Even better, grab a group of friends and make an event out of it.

And if you’re loaner jet is available within the next week, just let me know.

$4.2M Dollar Study…on Joy?

Joy. Theology. The good life.

$4.2 million dollars?


The John Templeton Foundation has awarded a $4.2 million grant to the Yale Center for Faith and Culture at Yale Divinity School to conduct a three-year research project to develop a theological account of joy and the good life, in order to recover joy as a central theological category and human experience.

Read the full announcment here.

Visit the Theology of Joy and the Good Life Project here.

Listen to the Huffington Post interview the project’s “principle investigator,” theologian Miroslav Volf, here.

Watch scholars answer “What Is Joy?”:


Is Joy a Pipe Dream?

The Yale Center for Faith and Culture recently launched an ambitious initiative about joy.

Theology of Joy gathers various theologians and academians “to build a transformative movement driven by a Christian articulation of the joy that attends a flourishing human life.”

One of the more interesting interviews is Miroslav Volf and N.T. Wright discussing a theology of joy: