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Angela Gorrell

Gorrell is assistant professor of practical theology, Truett Theological Seminary, Baylor University, and author of Always On: Practicing Faith in a New Media Landscape (Baker Academic, 2019). She regularly gives lectures, teaches courses, and leads workshops about discerning, articulating, and living Christian visions of the true life in a new media culture. On Angela’s website ( you can find a free guide that accompanies her new book The Gravity of Joy. This guide provides questions, story prompts, Bible passages, and activities for nurturing communities of resilient joy. Angela also leads Joy retreats, focused on obstacles and gateways to joy, kinds of joy, and why joy is possible amid suffering.

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