Trent Gilliss finds inspiration in all things good: a civil rights pilgrimage in Alabama, a video on empathy, a potential pope right under our noses, and some playful voices in the Twittersphere.
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Sit down with these sketchnotes while listening to Krista's interview. See what you hear differently as you peruse these visual notes. Tell us about it.
On International Women's Day, an exploration of notions of womanhood through the great lyrical voices of Rilke, Whitman, and de Chardin in remembrance of the writer's mother.
If you could stand in someone else's shoes... Hear what they hear. See what they see. Feel what they feel. Would you treat them differently? A video that speaks to the connections we all need.
Martin Marty on the porous lines between Christian and secular music as matters of taste, whether it be pop, folk, or classical.
Sit down with these sketchnotes while listening to Krista's interview with the Jesuit priest. See what you hear differently as you peruse these visual notes. Tell us about it.
A religious studies professor's perspective on how Dorner used religious themes and concepts to explain his motivations.
The so-called patron saint of the Mexican drug war finds a different breed of followers on the other side of the border.
To sketchnote Krista's conversation with the Dalai Lama's principal English translator requires many of the same qualities he embodies: attention, compassion, focus, humility, action. No small feat.
Our weekly capsule of Krista Tippett's tweets, Instagram pairings, and strange bits of ephemera observed online.
Remembering these words from Bobby McFerrin today as we contemplate our work at On Being.
What can we learn about love when we embrace fear? Advice from Hanan Harchol's latest animation.
Catch highlights of Krista's recent speech before an audience of seminary students, courtesy of a public theologian in attendance.
President Obama continues the use of explicit religious language in his speeches as many of his predecessors did in the 20th century. But should it be alarming when he's referred to as Pastor in Chief?
Quotations from Carl Sagan and rainbows in oil puddles are only the tip of the iceberg with this show. Visual notes to help you find ways in and remember.
This week, Trent Gilliss asks how we might cover the papal process. And our capsule shares the many ways people are building the "beloved community" and how a rock band was inspired by a 20th-century Jewish philosopher. And we remember Rabbi David Hartman.
Our interview with Natalie Batalha resulted in a wonderful set of time-shift tweets. We compile them for your pleasure.
Is Latin America the future of the Roman Catholic Church, or will the home to some of the most outstanding liberation theology thinkers be relegated to the sidelines when the next pope is chosen?
When what you see lures you to listen and read. These visual notes help you read on, listen closely, and see the big picture through Vincent Harding's eyes.
"Even if you like living alone, that doesn't always mean you want to be alone." ~Lisa Napoli
Each Friday night, the author and journalist opens her door and throws a "party" in her LA abode. Anybody can come and socialize. It's such a lovely idea and seems like a great way to build relationships and foster community in one's own way. Great idea!
From a spirited discussion on Paul Harvey and the American farmer to some out-of-this world photos to intriguing reads that will edify you and make you wonder why, our capsule of this week's best ideas and conversations.
Gone are the days, writes Harvard's Ousmane Kane, when Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa was considered more peaceful and different than in other parts of the world.
A community college professor responds to Seth Godin's story with his student's poetry.
A retired exec-turned-woodturner follows his compass to reveal the inner beauty of felled trees in massive, delicate works of art.
A testament to the power of religious language, Paul Harvey, and the dream of America presented through rural imagery?