In this podcast, Natasha Moore from the Centre for Public Christianity interviews Professor Sarah Coakley, Anglican minister, theologian and writer. In their discussion about her book, "The New Asceticism: Sexuality, Gender, and the Quest for God " (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2015), Professor Coakley explains, "I see desire as a central human phenomenon … We see desire in the newborn baby, for physical and psychological needs. We see desire in the dying person, even if they’ve lost the capacity for speech. We see desire in people who are very severely brain damaged or physically damaged. Desire is always there, from the moment of birth to the last gasp of our breath.” This leads to fundamental questions that we all face... What is is that we desire the most? What are our lives about?