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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!

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!