mystery

mystery

By Eric Nelson December 08, 2014

“Our genome sequence is the genetic blueprint of our biological self but how much does it, or will we let it, define who we are?” A journalist seeks to reconcile questions of mystery with questions of genetics.

By Mariah Helgeson August 16, 2014

In his interview with Krista Tippett, the Brazilian novelist Paulo Coelho surprised us by recalling Krista's 2010 TED talk at the United Nations. It is in wrestling with ourselves and our contradictions, he says, that we uncover the breeding grounds of compassion.

By Trent Gilliss August 09, 2014

A mix of fresh commentary on the burden and joy of being human, a meditation on the suffering of Job, a thought piece on the value of relatability, and an homage to Krista and the vast, unending terrain of mystery.

By Parker J. Palmer July 30, 2014

Parker Palmer pays homage to Krista Tippett with some words of wisdom on "the savage and beautiful country that lies in between."

By Paul Martin July 27, 2014

What if it turns out that faith is truly existential, not a leap of faith but a reality already there for us to notice and accept? A meditation and a poem on the suffering of Job.

By Lily Percy November 22, 2013

Geneticist and Anglican priest Lindon Eaves offers insight on how he's able to take comfort in what he does not know, in both science and religion — something we could all learn from.

November 14, 2011

Where else could mystery and magic be used in the same sentence?

February 05, 2011

This story has us all mystified. It resulted in this "thought experiment" among our staff, which led to wildly varying interpretations. Take a listen and tell us what you think.

April 02, 2010

13.7 billion years scaled into one year helps makes sense of the universe's massive scale in this video + chart.

May 21, 2008

The classic Eames Office video about the Powers of Ten is likened to a "a low budget 70s era educational filmstrip."