Speaking with Joy is taking a tea break.

Don’t worry. I won’t be away too long— I’ll be back on May 7th. After the merry madness of Easter, and a wonderful time with my family, my unanswered emails have grown desperate, and my to-do list is beginning to look rather austere. So, I’ve decided to take a few weeks off to record some new episodes, answer my emails, and maybe actually write my phd. I’ll miss you all.

In the meantime, perhaps you will enjoy catching up on the last few episodes…

Tend Your Garden with Kristyn Emmer


In this episode, I talk with Kristyn Emmer about how our bodies and souls are more like gardens than cars. We don’t need tune ups, we need gentle, consistent cultivation.

Listen to this one if you’re feeling bone weary and in need of a pick me up!

Wrestling with God Through Art


When we doubt and suffer, it is easy to turn our faces away from God, but perhaps it is better to bring all our powerful emotions to God— doubt, rage, and sadness. In this episode we discuss the lives of three artists who wrestled with God through their art.

Listen to this one if you have big questions and an achey heart.

You Did Not Speak Steadfastly to Me


What in the world is going on in the book of Job? In this episode, I talk with my friend Tobias Siegenthaler about the beauty and depth of Job that we can so easily miss. With his skill and studies, he opens new understandings about this enigmatic book.

Listen to this episode if you like Biblical Criticism, Poetry, and Poetic Theodicies.

Jesus Blood Never Failed Me Yet


We live in a world where we hardly ever have to come in contact with blood, and if we do it’s a sign that something has gone very, very wrong. But blood is also the stuff of life. On the last night of his earthly life, Jesus said “This is my blood poured out for you and for many for the forgiveness of sin.” In this episode, we explore the mystery of Christ’s blood through three works of art.

Listen to this episode if you love Jesus and/or are sad Lent is over.

Patreon updates:


I’ll still be updating my patreon. And just so you know, I recently posted this month’s installment of the Joynal which is my monthly letter where I ramble about everything that is happening in my life, what I’m learning, and what I’m finding beautiful. That’s a part of my $2 monthly pledge ranking, and I’ll also be posting some secret podcasts on the $10 monthly pledge section soon as well. Patreon is a way for people to support the podcast and keep me afloat while I do my Phd. You can find out more about it here. 

Much love, friends!

Wishing you well.


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