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October 17, 2013

Josh Garrels Interview: Faith, Art, and Suffering

Josh Garrels and Price of Life
Adam Jeske

Josh Garrels speaks like he sings. What comes out of his mouth is lyrical, thoughtful, worthwhile.

I first heard Josh three years ago. Since then, I frequently have his voice in my head as I’m working or biking. His music has gotten into my bones. And I've been impressed with Josh's passion for his craft and his innovative business practices like once giving away his albums and requesting donations to build a studio. 

Last week, I was at InterVarsity’s Price of Life campaign in New York City. During this 10-day, 17-campus event, over 10,000 students were encouraged to fight human trafficking and to consider how Jesus provides real hope to sustain such work.

At the end of the week, Josh shared his music and musings with the students—and with our twentyonehundred productions team. Here’s what he said in our interview with him.

Josh Garrels on Coming to Faith as the Grand Exposure













Josh Garrels on Suffering and Community











Josh Garrels on Faith and Art













Josh Garrels on InterVarsity’s Price of Life Campaign in New York City















Learn more about Josh--and buy some of his excellent music--here

Adam Jeske

Adam Jeske has served in Nicaragua, China, and South Africa. With his wife, Christine Jeske, he has written This Ordinary Adventure: Settling Down Without Settling. He blogstweets, and serves as the vice president of communications and marketing for InterVarsity.


This is good stuff. I wish I could link to the videos individually. I think I could get more people to watch them that way.
So rad, some of my favorite things all in one! As a leader in IV and a lover of his music, this interview has so much truth you're bound to get something out of it one way or another!
Yay! So glad InterVarsity connected with Josh Garrels.

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