The True Nature of Joy

February 18, 2018
The Rev. Wilma Terry Jakobsen

Recommended Reading and Online Resources for Lenten Practices at Home

The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World, by the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu (which we are using as the basis of our Lenten theme, in sermons, and the content for forums and Wednesday nights)

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Drs. Miroslav Volf and Willie James Jennings discuss the theological subject of joy, following the second Yale Center for Faith and Culture Theology of Joy consultation (Religions of Joy?) at Yale Divinity School in New Haven, CT (Aug. 21, 2014).

'The Nature of True Joy': Wilma Jakobsen kicks off our Lent series,' Joy in the Midst ...'  based on The Book of Joy with the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, after they spent a week together reflecting on the obstacles and pillars of joy.  Given all the oppression and suffering they have experienced, how are they always so joyful and full of laughter? Join her to explore their inspiring reflections on  the nature of true joy'.  This topic is repeated, on Weds Feb 21, with time for discussion and experiencing a joy practice called 'Rejoicing in your day',  at the 1pm book club and the 6.30pm soup supper.

Whoever you are, wherever you are on your journey of faith, you are welcome here.