Must I Be Happy All The Time? Between Heaven & Mirth Book Excerpt #8

Our Between Heaven and Mirth Twitter Book Club continues today with a new excerpt, below. Join the conversation by reading the excerpt and tweeting a response, or a question for author Father Jim Martin – and don’t forget to include the#patheosmirth hashtag!  You can follow the whole Twitter conversation here: https://twitter.com/#!/search/%23patheosmirth Between Heaven and Mirth, by James [Read More...]

Laughing in Church: Between Heaven and Mirth Excerpt #7

Our Between Heaven and Mirth Twitter Book Club continues today with our next excerpt, below. Join the conversation by reading the excerpt and tweeting a response, or a question for author Father Jim Martin – and don’t forget to include the#patheosmirth hashtag!  You can follow the whole Twitter conversation here: https://twitter.com/#!/search/%23patheosmirth Between Heaven and Mirth, by James [Read More...]

Is God Playful? Between Heaven and Mirth Book Excerpt #6

The Between Heaven and Mirth Twitter Book Club continues this week with our next excerpt, below. Join the conversation by reading the excerpt and tweeting a response or a question for author Father Jim Martin – and don’t forget to include the#patheosmirth hashtag!  You can follow the whole Twitter conversation here: https://twitter.com/#!/search/%23patheosmirth Between Heaven and Mirth, by [Read More...]

Between Heaven and Mirth, Excerpt 5: Humor Evangelizes

The Between Heaven and Mirth Twitter Book Club continues today with our fifth excerpt, below. Join the conversation by reading the excerpt and tweeting a response, or a question for author Father Jim Martin – and don’t forget to include the#patheosmirth hashtag!  You can follow the whole Twitter conversation here: https://twitter.com/#!/search/%23patheosmirth Between Heaven and Mirth, by James [Read More...]

Between Heaven and Mirth, Excerpt 4: Humor and the Saints

“When I first began reading the lives of the saints, nothing surprised me more than the frequent stories of their lightheartedness, playfulness, or sheer sense of joy.” Read our 4th excerpt from Fr. Jim Martin’s new book Between Heaven and Mirth and join the Twitter conversation! [Read more...]

Share Your Favorite Religious Joke!

In the spirit of the new book Between Heaven and Mirth: Why Joy, Humor, and Laughter are at the Heart of the Spiritual Life — in which Fr. Jim Martin shares how humor is essential to the spiritual life, and offers a few of his own favorite jokes — we’re inviting you to share your favorite religious [Read More...]

Deep Joy and Deep Trouble

[This post is part of a conversation on the new book Between Heaven and Mirth: Why Joy, Humor and Laughter are at the Heart of the Spiritual Life, by James Martin, SJ, at the Patheos Book Club.] This is the day that God has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it. (Psalm 118:24) [Read More...]


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