Michael McCullough on Religion and Self-control →
Andy Dayton, Associate Web Producer The New York Times reports that Michael McCullough, the guest for our program on revenge and forgiveness, is publishing a study on the correlation between religion and self-control. McCullough and fellow psychologist Brian Willoughby reviewed several decades worth of existing research and found evidence that religious observance improves the ability to maintain...
India, an Exporter of Priests, May Keep Them →
Shiraz Janjua, Associate Producer From a NY Times article: At least 800 Indian priests are working in the United States alone. India, Vietnam and the Philippines are among the leading exporters of priests, according to data compiled by researchers at Catholic University of America in Washington. But these days the Indian prelates have reason to reconsider their generosity. With India...
SOF Facebook Group Reaches 1,000 Members
Trent Gilliss, Online Editor The SOF Facebook group has hit its first milestone of 1,000 members. I’ll admit that we haven’t devoted as much time as we’d like to nurturing and gleaning content ideas from participants in this space. And yet, it grows. In the coming new year, I’d like to dedicate more time to this bunch of fans. For now, it’s a great opportunity to...
Repossessing Virtue: Shane Claiborne on...
Kate Moos from "The Other Side of the Glass" →
Trent Gilliss, Online Editor Louisville Public Media has a fun blog, The Mediavore, that’s dedicated to highlighting and delving into the best of what public radio, television, new media has have to offer. Their occasional series mentioned in the title of this post asks producers about what they do and how they see the world with their headphones on. Kate, our managing producer, made a...
Hanukkah and a Colbert Christmas Shiraz Janjua, Associate Producer Coinciding with our Hanukkah program is this tasty video snack via Stephen Colbert’s A Colbert Christmas special. In our program on Hanukkah with book designer Scott-Martin Kosofsky, he talks a bit about the perceived “competition” between Hanukkah and Christmas. A little tongue-in-cheek humor here with Stewart...
Robert Coles on the Spiritual Intuition of...
The Hajj and Eid al-Adha →
Shiraz Janjua, Associate Producer Some great pics of the Hajj and the Eid al-Adha celebrations, marked by Muslims the world over. (Via the always fab Big Picture blog.)
Response to "The Ethics of Aid"
Krista Tippett, Host I’ve been fascinated by the responses that have come in to our program with Binyavanga Wainaina. They’ve come in part from other Africans and from current and former NGOs, missionaries, and Peace Corps volunteers. This felt like a huge and daunting, yet pressing, subject to open up. And that’s clearly what we’ve done — not started a conversation but...
Repossessing Virtue: Esther Sternberg on the...
Sydney Art Fuses Surf with Islam →
Shiraz Janjua, Associate Producer Via BBC: “An Australian artist has produced a range of Islamic surfboards in an attempt to create a greater understanding between East and West.” More pics here.
Trent Gilliss, Online Editor I have to express my excitement about the show we have scheduled for podcast release on New Year’s Day. Back in 2000, Krista sat with the wonderfully insightful and heartwarmingly endearing child psychiatrist Robert Coles. A small part of this 60-minute interview was incorporated into the show “Children and God.” This show single-handedly made a SOF...
Repossessing Virtue: Prabhu Guptara on Applying...
Fresh Blood From an Old Wound →
Trent Gilliss, Online Editor Part of yesterday’s weekly staff meeting involved content planning for January and February, especially since our producer/coordinator extraordinaire Colleen Scheck will be taking maternity leave during this time. We try to identify people who can speak about potential topics of interest to us; we also try to determine what older programs we might rebroadcast...
Webcast: "Does the Free Market Corrode Moral...
Colleen Scheck, Producer Today I received an alert about a live Webcast scheduled for tomorrow, December 3rd, that relates to our ongoing exploration of the moral and ethical aspects of the current economic downturn. The John Templeton Foundation (full disclosure: a funder of Speaking of Faith programs on religion and science) is sponsoring a live conversation from London with three contributors...