Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet

Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet

Blood is the stuff of life. In our antiseptic world, it can be hard to hear and understand the words of Jesus: This is my blood of the new covenant, poured out for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins (Matthew 26:28). In this Holy Week episode, we explore the theme of Christ's blood.

Ep. 48: The Detective Fiction Mystery

Ep. 48: The Detective Fiction Mystery

The pub table is buzzing with unanswered questions. What makes a good detective story? Can it ever be great literature? Why have so many Christian authors been fans? Author Sarah Pottenger joins the table to crack the case.

You Did Not Speak Steadfastly to Me

You Did Not Speak Steadfastly to Me

The book of Job has always fascinated and exasperated me. That's why I loved getting to explore this poetic and complicated book with my friend Tobias, a scholar of Biblical languages. Enjoy this episode on the relational nature of Job and the importance of addressing our theology at God!

Is Beauty Necessary?

Is Beauty Necessary?

S1 E4: Does beauty matter? If you're listening to this podcast, you probably think the answer is obvious. But would you go so far as to say it is essential to Christianity? Is it, in fact, impossible to do Christianity well without it? In this episode, we argue exactly that.

Ep. 47: Good Art from Bad People

Ep. 47: Good Art from Bad People

How should we respond when horrible people make art that we love? Megan McCluskey and Amy Lee join the table to discuss.

Wrestling with God Through Art

Wrestling with God Through Art

The difference between Job and his friends was not theological but personal: Job raged, wept, and prayed to God while his friends spoke about God. Even in our darkest moments, God invites us into relationship. This week, we look at the lives of three artists who struggled well with God.

Are You A Secular Christian?

Are You A Secular Christian?

S1 E3: What is a Christian imagination? Is it the same thing as a Christian worldview? In this episode, we explore how it is possible to be a practicing Christian yet still see the world through mostly secular eyes--and imagine what it would be like if a renaissance of the Christian imagination actually took place.

Tending Your Garden (w/ Kristyn Emmer)

Tending Your Garden (w/ Kristyn Emmer)

To grow in wellness, we must start thinking of ourselves less like cars to tune up, and more like gardens to nurture. On today's episode, Joy chats with Kristyn Emmer, who shares her insights on cultivating wellness of body, soul, and heart. 

We’re All Romantics

We’re All Romantics

This episode explores the most important historic movement you never learned about. Tune in to hear how Romanticism shapes art, industry, and psychology, by looking at Wordsworth, Brahms, and the Pre-Raphaelites.

Ep. 46: Beauty with the Bathwater (w/ Amy Lee)

Ep. 46: Beauty with the Bathwater (w/ Amy Lee)

Writer Amy Lee returns to the pub table to talk about the perils of safety, and the sometimes-crazy lengths we go to shield ourselves and our children from dangerous art.

Calling All Artists (feat. Joel Clarkson)

Calling All Artists (feat. Joel Clarkson)

The world needs artists, craftsmen and women, workers of wonder and beauty. In today’s episode, Joy talks with her brother Joel, a composer, author, and audiobook reader, about the calling of the artist in the modern world. This podcast is full of practical wisdom and heartfelt encouragement for anyone who feels called to be an artist. We hope you love it.

Mythbusting the Imagination

Mythbusting the Imagination

S1 E2: Imagination isn't about fantasy, nor is it the province of artists. In this episode, we debate imagination's role in how we understand the world around us...and how we live.

Pious Trash

Pious Trash

S1 E1: The story behind a new podcast designed to facilitate the reunification of the church and the arts.

Souls and Screens

Souls and Screens

Screens play a huge role in our life, and almost all of our relationships are mediated in some way through social media. How can we live connected, authentic, purposeful lives in a world of screens?

Join Us for our March 15 Pub Night

Join Us for our March 15 Pub Night

Our annual tradition...a high-energy evening of Irish tales, poems, songs, and of course food, beer, and whisky! It always sells out early and it is always one of the highlights of the year. Don’t forget your tickets!

If you like to cook, bring a plate of food with an Irish flair and you can deduct $5 from your ticket price. Please send an email to athena317@gmail.com to tell us what you're bringing.

March 15, 7:00-9:00 pm

Downtown Fine Spirits and Wines
103 S. Wasatch Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Speaking with Joy is Back!

Speaking with Joy is Back!

After a book launch, travel, conferences, and a break, Speaking with Joy comes back with new episodes every Tuesday. Tune in here for a (re)introduction to the vision behind the podcast and updates galore!

Ep. 45: On the Reading of Old Books

Ep. 45: On the Reading of Old Books

Taking a page from CS Lewis’s famous essay, Church Historian Blake Hartung joins the table to discuss the joys and benefits of reading ancient literature.

Ep. 44: Comics and Myth (and Caves)

Ep. 44: Comics and Myth (and Caves)

Mandi Hart is the president of Cave Pictures Publishing, a new line of comics for the “spiritually inclined.” She joins the table to talk about the unique power of comics, and their role in modern myth-making.