All posts by Joseph Pearce

Discussing Prayer, Joy, Chesterton and More

A few weeks ago I guest-taught a class on Chesterton’s essays at Southern Wesleyan University. After class, I gave an interview with a student in which I answered questions on the experience of joy in one’s life, on the life of prayer, and on my own work and those I’ve written about, including Chesterton, C. S. Lewis and Solzhenitsyn. The interview has now been published:

High School Students Find Inspiration in Tolkien and Lewis

I have recently finished judging the essays submitted to a national Tolkien & Lewis high school essay contest. I was greatly encouraged by the quality of the essays and by the extent to which high school students find deep inspiration in the works of Tolkien & Lewis. My encouragement at their inspiration is expressed in this article for the Newman Society’s Journal:

https://journal.newmansociety.org/2018/03/catholic-high-school-students-find-inspiration-tolkien-lewis/