Wintering Scotland


There is a wisdom to the season of winter. But how does one wile away the long winter evenings in Scotland? By telling stories, singing songs, and dancing reels. 



What heritage were you given? What legacy will you leave behind? These are the questions discussed in this episode.



“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” Memory shapes our sense of who we are, where we come from, and where we're going. It's fundamental, and it's flawed. What are we to make of it?

Modern Day Monasticism


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

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


How do we live well in a complicated world? This episode seeks the words of a poet from the past and a musician for the present to explore this timeless question. This episode features an interview with Veery Huleatt, editor of a new volume of poetry by Jane Tyson Clement.



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!


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!

A Refuge, a Resource, a Response


Speaking with Joy is celebrating its second anniversary! Many thanks to everyone who has joined in on the journey.

Reading with Joy — Chapter Nine


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.

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