An Exercise in Hope

19Oct

Joy talks with Dr Esau McCaulley about his new book Reading While Black, his desire to give his children the gift of joy in a fearful world, and their mutual passion for gospel music. 

Good Conversations (with my mom)

12Oct

A good conversation is one of life's greatest pleasures. Joy kicks off a series of conversational episodes by chatting with her mother about education as conversation, Christ as conversation partner, and the importance of honouring the voice of others.

Reading with Joy — Wrinkle in Time, Chapter Twelve, featuring Charlotte Jones Voiklis

30Aug

In this finale episode, Joy talks with Charlotte Jones Voiklis, the granddaughter of Madeleine L'Engle. They discuss how love calls us out of safety and into the fight for light.  

Reading with Joy — Wrinkle in Time, Chapter Eleven

23Aug

In this episode Joy talks with Elena Trueba about the difference between perception and vision, expensive candles, and the importance of treating people like special cupcakes and not uniform muffins.

Reading with Joy— Wrinkle in Time, Chapter Ten

17Aug

Joy and Boze Herrington discuss chapter ten of Wrinkle in Time, and the importance of children's books for helping us feel at home in the world.

Reading with Joy — Wrinkle in Time, Chapter Nine

9Aug

In this episode, Joy and Dr. Matthew Rothaus Moser discuss the symbolism of Mrs Who's glasses and the innate horror regarding obscenely large disembodied brains.

Reading with Joy — Wrinkle in Time, Chapter Eight

2Aug

Joy and Brandee Knowles (cook extraordinaire!) discuss chapter eight of Wrinkle in time, living into our bravery, and the necessity of pain.

Reading with Joy— Wrinkle in Time, Chapter Seven

26Jul

In this episode, Joy and L'Engle biographer Sarah Arthur discuss chapter seven, the creepiness of CENTRAL, the importance of names, and the insufficiencies of the intellect.

Reading with Joy — Wrinkle in Time, Chapter Six

19Jul

In this episode, Joy and her mother Sally Clarkson explore chapter six of Wrinkle in Time. They discuss how the ways we narrate our stories shape the way we live them, the violence of conformity, and Sally's new book Awaking Wonder.

Reading with Joy— Wrinkle in Time, Chapter Five

12Jul

In this episode Joy and Sarah Clarkson ponder over the fourth dimension, proclaim the power of sorrow, and speculate about whether the Mrs. W's are angels. 

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