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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!

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.

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.

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.

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?

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!

Friendship Through Hard Times (w/Karen Swallow Prior)

Friendship Through Hard Times (w/Karen Swallow Prior)

In this episode, Joy and Sally talk with Karen Swallow Prior, an author and professor at Liberty University, about what friendship looks like during difficult times— like getting hit by a bus!


Covenant Friendship (w/Katelyn Beaty)

Covenant Friendship (w/Katelyn Beaty)

Singleness, calling, and covenant friendships... these are just a few of the topics discussed in this podcast with Katelyn Beaty, an author, speaker, and editor.

Girls' Club

Girls' Club

A new book, and a preview of conversations with admirable women on the topic of friendship.

Advent 4: The Light

Advent 4: The Light

The final installation of our advent series meditating on these three truths: God is light, God sent His light into the world through Christ, we are called to walk as children of the light.

Advent 3: The Shepherd

Advent 3: The Shepherd

This week, we await the promised shepherd through Isaiah, Hind’s Feet on High Places, Handel's Messiah, and Manchester by the Sea

Advent 2: The Mother

Advent 2: The Mother

Mary, the God-bearer, shows us what it looks like to receive Christ. This week we meditate on the Magnificat, the Consolation of Eve, and Thomas Tallis' Magnificat setting.

Advent 1: The Coming

Advent 1: The Coming

Joy explains the history of Advent, the theme of Advent, and some ways you can celebrate it, all through the lens of beautiful art.

Fasting and Feasting

Fasting and Feasting

An episode on Babette's Feast and the spiritual profundity of feasting, cohosted with David Bennet.