Back to Blog

Life Worth Living with Miroslav Volf and Ryan McAnnally-Linz

interviews May 31, 2023

On today’s episode of Here’s Where It Gets Interesting, Sharon talks with Yale professors and two of the authors behind Life Worth Living: A Guide to What Matters Most. Initially a class in Yale’s humanities program, Life Worth Living sought to find answers to the age-old philosophical question: what’s the meaning of life? The book brings the classroom lessons to a new audience, and Sharon talks to Volf and McAnnally-Linz about how to go beyond TikTok and Cheetos and find true fulfillment.

Special thanks to our guests, Miroslav Volf and Ryan McAnnally-Linz, for joining us today. Find Life Worth Living here.


Hosted by: Sharon McMahon

Guest: Miroslav Volf and Ryan McAnnally-Linz

Executive Producer: Heather Jackson

Audio Producer: Jenny Snyder


Links to Full Episode:


About the Guests: 

Miroslav Volf, Matthew Croasmun, and Ryan McAnnally-Linz teach the most in-demand course in Yale College’s Humanities Program: Life Worth Living. Students describe the course as life-changing, and preliminary analyses by an outside researcher show strongly significant effects of the course on students’ sense of meaning in life.

Volf is the Henry B. Wright Professor of Theology at Yale Divinity School and director of the Yale Center for Faith & Culture, and was awarded the 2002 Grawemeyer Award in Religion for Exclusion and Embrace, which was named one of the one hundred most influential religious books of the twentieth century. 

McAnnally-Linz is the associate director of the Yale Center for Faith & Culture. He is a coauthor with Volf of The Home of God and Public Faith in Action (Brazos), a 2016 Publishers Weekly Best Book in religion, and has written for The Washington Post’s Acts of Faith, Sojourners, and The Christian Century.

Related Links:


Episode Sponsor Codes:

Democracy Awakening with Heather Cox Richardson

Sep 25, 2023

Before the Movement with Dylan Penningroth

Sep 22, 2023

What an Owl Knows with Jennifer Ackerman

Sep 20, 2023