Scholars We Support

Dr. Mark Talbot

Mark R. Talbot, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Wheaton College in Illinois, is our first Scholar. He has been a Thomas F. Staley Distinguished Christian Scholar, an Andrew Mellon Graduate Fellow in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned his Ph.D., and a recipient of The Leland Ryken Award for Teaching Excellence in the Humanities at Wheaton College. He is currently at work on a book about Christian suffering, entitled, When the Stars Disappear: Understanding and Coping with Our Suffering, which will be published by Crossway. Dr. Talbot is available to speak on this and other topics. You may contact him at

Dr. Mark Talbot


More samples of Dr. Talbot’s writings may be found at

When the Stars Disappear

The first four chapters of the upcoming book When the Stars Disappear: Understanding and Coping with our Suffering is available for download below.

Broken Wholeness

Read Broken Wholeness, a glimpse into our first Scholar’s journey from a paralyzing accident as a teen to his life as a professor, an author, and speaker today.

Vocation and Calling

A talk to the Fellows of the Chicago Chapter of the C. S. Lewis Institute on March 3rd, 2018.


A four-session audio series on the topic of When the Stars Disappear next two chapters is available below.

A Song in the Dark

The transcript of this sermon is available for download here.

A Chapel Talk at Crossway Books on Suffering