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Twittering Krista in Miami
Trent Gilliss, Online Editor Over these past five years, I’ve been utterly charmed with the effort that’s put into producing a weekly national program. We’ve been making great commitments to reveal this part of the process through releasing Krista’s unedited interviews, videotaping editorial sessions and face-to-face interviews, and blogging about the correspondence we...
Crisis Guide: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict →
An impressive multimedia feature from the Council on Foreign Relations that gives a wide-angle view of the Middle East conflict. Found on the CFR’s new Religion Initiative page.
Connecting Chicken Coops and Benedictine Prayer...
Earlier this week, I posted a quote on our Facebook page from Eulalia Cobb. She’s a listener from West Pawlet, Vermont who wrote a lovely reflection in response to last week’s show on her practice of mindfulness while spring cleaning a chicken coop: “In years past, I rushed impatiently through this coop cleaning. After all, there was a garden to be planted…” What I...
Bono Rocks His Own Soul
Trent Gilliss, Online Editor I’ve been skeptical about celebrity pet charity projects and rock stars like Bono who have endorsed the RED campaign — encouraging people to shop and buy stuff in order to aid impoverished Africans. It just rings hollow to me and somewhat paradoxical, even though I recognize the good intentions behind it. And then I read these lines from his op-ed this...
The Ceaseless Society Shiraz Janjua, Associate Producer I’m not going to lie. I’m really enjoying Jon Kabat-Zinn. His Google talk introduced me to some very simple techniques that I’ve been using lately to help me fall asleep faster. Bedtime is when my mind is freed from all restraints, unfortunately. That’s when the hamsters go nuts, and it usually takes me an hour to...
A Culture of Availability to Everybody But Yourself? by Trent Gilliss, online editor Perhaps this TEDtalk gets at the heart of the matter. In the second half of our upcoming show with Jon Kabat-Zinn (first available in podcast on Thursday morning), he argues, to some degree, that the accelerated pace of technology and its significance in our lives doesn’t allow us to be mindful, to live in...
God Has a Sense of Humor, Too
Krista Tippett, Host In our interview for next week’s show, the very thoughtful scientist/author Jon Kabat-Zinn has intriguing and provocative things to say about the pressures and possibilities of aligning our “Stone Age minds” with 21st-century digital realities. But he also says: “This is far too serious to take too seriously.” The most godly people I know have...
Harmonizing Kitka and the Cocteau Twins
Mitch Hanley, Senior Producer Last week when I was going through this week’s program with Vigen Guroian, I was listening to some of the choral music for the first time in two years. Later that evening, I put on an old Cocteau Twins CD, Heaven or Las Vegas (which must have been on my mind since SOF had recently been picked up by KNPR in Las Vegas!), and I was struck how some of the lush...
A Jewish Holiday, Once Every 28 Years →
Trent Gilliss, Online Editor Rushing to take my children to school yesterday, I witnessed a gorgeous scene of a group of several dozen people — young and old — congregating in front of the entrance to the Sabes JCC in St. Louis Park. The morning light was in full bloom, still a nip of cold in the air, and traffic unusually quiet. I paused and watched and then remembered this piece in the Times...
Repossessing Virtue: Khalid Kamau on Gaining Time...
President Obama Evokes Rabbi Heschel? Colleen Scheck, Producer From a Guardian story about President Obama’s press conference at the G20 Summit yesterday: Asked whether he thought the US should shoulder the blame for causing the crisis, Obama replied America had some accounting to do. But he said he was “a great believer in looking forward rather than looking back”, citing his...
Giving Voice to These Acts of Remembering
Trent Gilliss, Online Editor A few days ago, I was an emotional mess. I was touched at by the compassion and heart-wrenching stories I was reading. I’m the better for reading them. These are the shared stories about Alzheimer’s experiences from our radio and online audiences. But, then I’m faced with the question: What do we do with this repository of knowledge, with all these...
Truth is shattered into a thousand pieces when God throws it down to earth.– — Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg, citing a kernel of midrash from her new book, The Murmuring Deep: Reflections on the Biblical Unconscious What a rich, evocative title for a book. I’m enjoying it immensely! Trent Gilliss, Online Editor