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By Trent Gilliss October 08, 2013

Morrie Schwartz makes sense of it all while tomatoes are flying.

By Trent Gilliss October 06, 2013

Yosemite meets Saarschleife in this pairing of German wilderness and poignant words from John Muir.

By Trent Gilliss October 06, 2013

A striking photo paired with a grounding thought from Thich Nhat Hanh on gratitude.

By Trent Gilliss September 29, 2013

The Zen master demonstrates the mindful art of calligraphy, and how it's a practice of meditation.

By Trent Gilliss September 27, 2013

Neil Gaiman's commencement speech is exactly what you need. Make mistakes, enjoy the journey, break the rules, make good art.

By Charles C. Camosy September 21, 2013

Charles Camosy argues that only in a world dominated by our lazy binaries could Pope Francis be considered "liberal" simply because he doesn't fit into "conservative" categories.

By Trent Gilliss September 10, 2013

There's more than meets the eye in this photo. Stop and peer beneath the surface.

By Trent Gilliss September 08, 2013

Every so often, Krista's interviews should be seen as much as heard. Her conversation with Nadia Bolz-Weber is one of these essential moments.

By Trent Gilliss August 26, 2013

A video that serves as a humorous indictment of our addiction to technology and lack of connection with others.

By Trent Gilliss August 04, 2013

Wrapping up this week with a picturesque mountain scene, moving music from a magical singer, and a map and haiku.

By Martin E. Marty July 11, 2013

Shifts in the U.S.' ethnic composition are portentous for religious institutions, communities, loyalties, and identities. The white majority, says Martin Marty, can kvetch or use it as an opportunity to reassess religious commitment.

By Trent Gilliss July 09, 2013

With his "heart full to bursting," Egyptian-American poet Yahia Lababidi writes a short poem for his native homeland.

By Trent Gilliss July 07, 2013

Take this mystical aural hike into the Hoh Rain Forest in Olympic National Park to One Square Inch of Silence — and experience the chirping twitter of the Western wren and the haunting call of the Roosevelt elk.

By Trent Gilliss July 01, 2013

A thoughtful meditation by a craftsman-philosopher who contemplates the human condition through the building of simple, hand-tooled coffins.

By Trent Gilliss June 30, 2013

Wisdom from a late elder to an overwhelming outpouring of stories from people in response to Joy Ladin's transgender experiences. And, photos of Turkish bovine, local deluges, and Krista's most commonly asked question to guests.

By Trent Gilliss June 27, 2013

Recapping a week of touching tributes to mothers, appreciating electricity, and learning to be bored in order to create.

June 22, 2013

Watch Stephen Colbert's moving tribute to his mother, offering insights into his mother's Roman Catholic faith and her deeply held values of gratitude, family, and fun.

June 20, 2013

The most populous Muslim country in the world offers a lens into the complexity of sharia and why compassion may be at the core of its implementation.

June 19, 2013

In this photo essay, Joy Ladin reflects on how gender is a covenant she has broken "with others and a covenant with myself."

June 17, 2013

Changes are afoot at On Being. A brief behind-the-scenes tour as we look for new creative space.

June 11, 2013

Martin Marty invites interfaith couples to reflect and tell their stories — and challenge the binary headlines.

June 10, 2013

A new generation of Asian-American poets are finding power of expression in slam poetry. For Bao Phi, it's the lifeblood of exploring his identity in America.

June 09, 2013

A recap of our favorite bits of curiosity from this week, including epistolary correspondence, Krista re-entering the Twitter fray, and a revival post. And a whole lot more!

June 05, 2013

A.E. Lefton on Bahá’í leaders being persecuted and imprisoned in Iran — and how they remind her of the sacrifice and the richness of human life.

June 04, 2013

A wandering reflection arriving at a "found poem." The muse? Our show with Marie Howe. Simply marvelous.

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