Episode 2: The Gravity of Joy with Angela Gorrell

This episode includes a dynamic discussion with Dr. Angela Gorrell about the communal and individual aspects of joy and ultimately: what is the church’s role in cultivating space for people to experience and receive joy?

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Guest Info

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Angela Gorrell


Dr. Angela Williams Gorrell joined Baylor's George W. Truett Theological Seminary in Fall 2019 as Assistant Professor of Practical Theology. Prior to joining the faculty at Baylor University, she was an Associate Research Scholar at the Yale Center for Faith & Culture, working on the Theology of Joy and the Good Life Project, and a lecturer in Divinity and Humanities at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. She is an ordained pastor with 14 years of ministry experience.


Show Notes

Jacob's Bones

Read Gil Rendle’s paper “Jacob’s Bones” for free.

Our Guest

Visit Angela’s Gorrell’s website for more information about her work including a free book discussion guide, and information about her speaking and consulting.

Angela’s Gorrell book is The Gravity of Joy: A Story of Being Lost and Found

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