This week’s Writing Wednesday is a bit different from my usual vlog; it’s made up of excerpts from a talk I gave last week at a local church on “Finding God in Literature.” Even though it’s just excerpts, it’s still a bit long by Writing Wednesday standards — eight minutes. That’s because I included part of a reading. If you have the time and interest to watch the whole thing, you’ll hear a couple more readings from my own books, as well as hearing me talk about authors whose writing on religion and spirituality I love — everyone from Victor Hugo to Chaim Potok to Joshilyn Jackson to John Green. And you’ll hear me say “um” a lot. Sorry about that.