Can we believe in heroes anymore? This week I discuss that question with my brother Nathan, an author, actor, and artist. We talked about the prevalence of anti-heroes in modern films and what it says about us as a culture. Show notes at joyclarkson.com.
How is possible that we both belong in the world and feel homesick in it?
Can fairy tales help us understand the world better than modern philosophy?
In the third chapter of Orthodoxy, Chesterton swings back to the defense of reason against the unraveling of the modern mind.
Chesterton explores the relationship of sin, madness, and rationalism in Chapter 2 of Orthodoxy.
This summer, Speaking with Joy will be working our way through Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton. This is our very first week, so you found us just in time! We’re looking at “Introduction: In Defence of Everything Else.”
After a short (and unexpected!) break, Speaking with Joy is back. Listen to this podcast to hear about Joy’s summer book club, live Speaking with Joy events near you, and more. Be sure to spend this summer with Joy!
The modern world is both overstimulating and excessively boring. In this episode, featuring Boredom expert Dr. Rebekah Lamb, we explore the social, literary, and spiritual dimensions of boredom. I promise you will not find this episode a bore.
Is the modern world disenchanted? My hunch is that the cosmos is not any less wondrous, mysterious, or enchanted than it was in the twelfth century. The world is not disenchanted, we've only grown blind to its wonder.
What if there is a golden string running through each Narnia story, so that they hang together like pearls on a necklace… or like planets in the night sky?
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.