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Modern Day Monasticism

Modern Day Monasticism

How can we incorporate rhythms of prayer into our everyday lives, dedicating our work, play, and rest to God?

Freedom and Restraint

Freedom and Restraint

This episode explores Bach fugues, improvisational jazz, poetry, and a kid's cartoon to suggest the idea that true freedom necessitates restraint. 

The Heart's Necessities (w/ Veery Huleatt)

The Heart's Necessities (w/ Veery Huleatt)

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.

Touch

Touch

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.


New Season- Speaking with Joy Live!

New Season- Speaking with Joy Live!

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!


God's Mirth- Finale

God's Mirth- Finale

Friends, we made it to the final week of Orthodoxy!

“There was some one thing that was too great for God to show us when He walked upon our earth; and I have sometimes fancied that it was His mirth.”


The Romance of Orthodoxy

The Romance of Orthodoxy

"The chief mark of our epoch is a profound laziness and fatigue; and the fact is that the real laziness is the cause of the apparent bustle."

The Eternal Revolution

The Eternal Revolution

Is the world getting better and better? This week we discuss the myth of progress and the eternal revolution. Join in!


The Paradoxes of Christianity

The Paradoxes of Christianity

Boze Herrington joins Joy to discuss the beautiful paradoxes of Christianity as it has tumbled through history.

The Flag of the World

The Flag of the World

How is possible that we both belong in the world and feel homesick in it?


The Ethics of Elfland

The Ethics of Elfland

Can fairy tales help us understand the world better than modern philosophy?

The Suicide of Thought

The Suicide of Thought

In the third chapter of Orthodoxy, Chesterton swings back to the defense of reason against the unraveling of the modern mind.

Orthodoxy, in Defense of Everything Else

Orthodoxy, in Defense of Everything Else

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.”

Summering with Joy

Summering with Joy

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!

Boredom (w/ Dr. Rebekah Lamb)

Boredom (w/ Dr. Rebekah Lamb)

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.

The Enchanted Heavens

The Enchanted Heavens

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.

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.

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!