Holy Fools and the Soul of Craftwork

Join PhD and professional juggler Jesse Joyner, and PhD and minister Stephen Grosz as they interview people in diverse crafts and trades (from beekeepers to song writers to sword swallowers). Through a discussion of relevant learning research and Scripture, the Holy Fools consider how integrating one’s faith and work, as a craft, might serve to feed and form the soul.

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Episodes

Monday May 27, 2024

Join Holy Fools (Jesse Joyner, PhD. and Stephen Grosz, PhD.) as they interview professional photographer Tracey Riggs Frontz — and learn how we can all develop an trained eye for viewing God's creation.   

Tuesday Apr 02, 2024

Join Holy Fools (Jesse Joyner, PhD. and Stephen Grosz, PhD.) as they consider how a  pre-work routine of spiritual stretching might transform your workday.
 
Resources Mentioned in the Episode:
Feiler, Bruce. 2023. The Search: Finding Meaningful Work in a Post-Career World.
Martin, Tom. 2021. Craft Learning as Perceptual Transformation: Getting ‘the Feel’ in the Wooden Boat Workshop.
Daniels, Denise. 2019. Working in the Presence of God: Spiritual Practices for Everyday Work. 

Tuesday Mar 19, 2024

Join Holy Fools (Jesse Joyner, PhD. and Stephen Grosz, PhD.) as they interview veteran public school teacher and craftsman, Jake Bates — and consider how teaching and learning in any vocation can be a divine encounter. 

Tuesday Mar 05, 2024


What can we learn about faith + work from a 4th generation mom and pop Candy Shop?
Join Holy Fools (Jesse Joyner, PhD. and Stephen Grosz, PhD.) as they consider the value of soulful work done at a small scale. 
Resources Mentioned in the Episode:
Crawford, Matthew. 2010. Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work

Holy Fools: The Craft of Writing

Wednesday Feb 21, 2024

Wednesday Feb 21, 2024

Join Holy Fools (Jesse Joyner, PhD. and Stephen Grosz, PhD.) as they interview professional writer Ben Palpant—author of a new book on the craft of writing— and discuss how the we can all work faithfully in obscurity. 
 
https://www.amazon.com/Letters-Mountain-Ben-Palpant

Wednesday Jan 10, 2024

Join Holy Fools (Jesse Joyner, PhD. and Stephen Grosz, PhD.) as they consider the value of getting thicker skin and a wiser head by joining a community of practice. 
Resources Mentioned in the Episode:
Ogilvie, Sheilagh. 2019. The European Guilds.(Princeton University Press).
De Munck. 2007. Technologies of Learning: Apprenticeship in Antwerp Guilds from the 15th Century to the End of the Ancien Regime. (Turnhout: Brepols).
 

Tuesday Jan 02, 2024

Join Holy Fools (Jesse Joyner, PhD. and Stephen Grosz, PhD.) as they interview professional farrier/blacksmith Bear Reed, and consider what can be learned about soul work by being kicked in the gut!
 
 

Tuesday Dec 12, 2023

Join Holy Fools (Jesse Joyner, PhD. and Stephen Grosz, PhD.) as they recall performing in an Israeli/Palestinian warzone, and consider how having a fool's identity at work can serve God and others. 
 
Resources Mentioned in the Episode:
"The Juggler of Notre Dame" -Tomie dePaola 
"Educating Deliberate Professionals: Beyond Reflective and Deliberative Practitioners"  -Celina McEwen & Franziska Trede 
"The Fool as a Social Type" - Orrin E. Klapp"Outliers: The Story of Success" - Malcolm Gladwell
 

Tuesday Dec 05, 2023

Join Holy Fools (Jesse Joyner, PhD. and Stephen Grosz, PhD.) as they interview 16 time World Champion and holder of multiple Guinness World Records, David Cain, and consider what can be learned about soul work by juggling sharps!
 

Tuesday Nov 21, 2023

Join the Holy Fools (Jesse Joyner, PhD. and Stephen Grosz, PhD.) as they consider what beekeeping can teach us about slowing down and tasting the sweeter life. 
 
The Burgundy Castle Project
(https://www.npr.org/2023/10/01/1200546214/france-medieval-guedelon-castle-burgundy)

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