The Celtic Way - feat. Sarah Clarkson

4Nov

Longing, cosmos, beauty, words... all the gifts given by Celtic culture. Listen in to hear Joy and Sarah's thoughts on what they love about Celtic music, art, and prayers. 

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Disappointment

21Oct

How do we move past disappointment? How do we live with it? The 1975, Ladies in Lavendar, and Hannah Coulter help us figure out how to live well when disappointment strikes. 

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Decent Men in Indecent Times

7Oct

Why are there so many books and movies about World War Two? It has something to do with evil, bravery, and the hope that people can still be good even in impossible times.

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The Wisdom of Whimsy

23Sep

In a world as dark and difficult as ours, is there a place for lightheartedness? Can whimsical, lovely, humorous art be good art? And, perhaps more importantly, can it be good for us?

Find the show notes at joyclarkson.com

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Heroes and Anti-heroes (feat. Nathan Clarkson)

9Sep

Can we believe in heroes anymore? This week I discuss that question with my brother Nathan, an author, actor, and artist. We talked about the prevalance of anti-heroes in modern films and what it says about us as a culture. You can find the show notes at joyclarkson.com.

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The Army of Emotions

27Aug

Welcome to a new season of Speaking with Joy! Emotions are a powerful force in our lives. Is it possible to have a rich emotional life, and not be overwhelmed or ruled by our emotions? We'll ask this question of three unlikely teachers: Saint Macrina, Fred Rogers, and Saoirse the Selkie. 

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Reading with Joy - Checkmate …Finale!

29Jul

In this final episode, I share my biggest take aways from the book: desire is good, choices matter, and everyone can be redeemed.

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Reading with Joy - Out of Love I Will Not Go (Chapter 12)

23Jul

Hell and Heaven and Universalism... Oh my! 

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Reading with Joy - Giving and Needing Love

23Jul

“Need-love says of a woman, “I cannot live without her”; Gift-love longs to give her happiness, comfort, protection...appreciative love gazes and holds its breath and is silent, rejoices that such a wonder should exist even if not for him.”

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Reading with Joy - High and Holy Feelings

18Jul

Could a mother's love keep her out of heaven? Could a man's erotic desire draw him in?

Tune in to this week's episode to find out!

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