To be a human is to have a body, and to have a body is to touch and be touched.
The silky softness of a dog’s fur, the grainy roughness of sand, the bracing coolness of water. Touch is the triumph of a high five, the comfort a bear hug, the lurching nervous magic of a kiss. Touch is the shock of a slap to the face, the grief of a hand that slips out of our own, the betrayal of a smack that should be a caress. Touch is safety, danger, pleasure, pain, comfort, courage, human. We are touching creatures, feeling our way through the world. We reach for the world, for each other, for God.
To touch and be touched is to be human.
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A podcast that explores pieces of great art and discusses how art shapes our character and our world. Hosted by Joy Clarkson, this wonderful addition to our podcast family gives listeners the chance to delight in classics you might have missed.
How can we incorporate rhythms of prayer into our everyday lives, dedicating our work, play, and rest to God?
In this lecture from Anselm's 2019 Rocky Mountain Artists' Retreat, Father Jeromie Rand from Denver's Church of the Advent explores how learning how to love God through your craft can unleash the full potential of who you were made to be.
This episode explores Bach fugues, improvisational jazz, poetry, and a kid's cartoon to suggest the idea that true freedom necessitates restraint.
Rock journalist Mary Nikkel joins the table to share her years of experience covering the Christian Rock scene, and to explain the changing priorities of the industry.
How do we live well in a complicated world? This episode seeks the answers to this timeless question in the words of a poet from the past and a musician from the present. This episode features an interview with Veery Huleatt, editor of a new volume of poetry by Jane Tyson Clement.
Fresh off the 2019 Rocky Mountain Artists' Retreat, we pick up some threads from the retreat: is "artist" something you'll be for eternity? Should you look inward or outward as you seek to answer the question, "who am I?" And what does it mean for God to redeem and perfect your creative work?
To be a human is to have a body, and to have a body is to touch and be touched. This episode explores our desire to touch creation, each other, and God.
Our third annual extravaganza continues as Mandy, Matt, and Amy pick the final spots of their ultimate pub tables!
Speaking with Joy welcomes a new season with this special episode featuring the talks from the Speaking with Joy live events and music from Two Benedictions. Enjoy!
Our third annual draft extravaganza! Anselm authors Amy Lee and Mandy Houk join Matt in drafting the greatest pub tables in history.