Joyce Hollyday

Joyce Hollyday is a co-founder and co-pastor of Circle of Mercy, an ecumenical congregation in Asheville, North Carolina. She is the author of several books, including Clothed with the Sun: Biblical Women, Social Justice, and Us and Then Shall Your Light Rise: Spiritual Formation and Social Witness. She was a founding member of Witness for Peace, a grassroots organization committed to nonviolence and led by faith and conscience. She was formerly the Associate Editor for Sojourners. 

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Journey Toward Joy

by Joyce Hollyday 03-01-1995
Reflections on the revised common lectionary (February 19 - April 30, 1995)

The Adventures of Robo-Bambi

by Joyce Hollyday 03-01-1995

There are many callings. Some people teach. Some people write. Some people sing operas, and some train dogs.

Receive the Mystery

by Joyce Hollyday 12-01-1994
Reflections on the revised common lectionary (November 27 - February 12, 1995)

Strength Through the Ages

by Joyce Hollyday 11-01-1994

The parallel stories of biblical and contemporary women.

A Journey With Biblical Women

by Joyce Hollyday 11-01-1994

We started at the beginning, with Eve.

Crimes and Obsessions

by Joyce Hollyday 09-01-1994

I’m not sure why I turned on the television that Friday night. Mountains stand between me and most airwaves, and my old TV set tunes into only two channels.

The Nature of Things

by Joyce Hollyday 08-01-1994

My dog is a practitioner of nonviolent resistance. I know you don’t believe this, so I will explain.

Small Reaches for Hope

by Joyce Hollyday 07-01-1994

I will never forget those faces. Wide-eyed. Frightened.

With Wide-Eyed Wonder

by Joyce Hollyday 06-01-1994

We gathered in the courtyard outside the First United Methodist Church in Brevard, North Carolina, just about dusk on Good Friday.

Dream On

by Joyce Hollyday 05-01-1994

Dreams are the language of God, I’m told. If that’s the case, God has some wild ways of communicating.