"No Greater Love" →
Trent Gilliss, online editor I’m a little late to the game, but I’m sharing this touching audio slide show from The Washington Post about two sisters who have lived together for the last 20 years. It’s a striking story of sibling love and sacrifice that we could all learn from. Classie Morant, who is 104, took care of her younger sister who was bedridden with Alzheimer’s...
Valuing the Mindful Intelligence of Work in All Its Forms Trent Gilliss, online editor I loosely pitched Matthew Crawford, a political philospher who traded in his credentials to run a motorcycle repair shop, as a possible guest for SOF several weeks ago after reading “The Case for Working with Your Hands” in The New York Times: …mechanical work has required me to cultivate...
The Arts Drive It Home for Me
Krista Tippett, host One hangover from living for a time in England is that I am a devotee of BBC radio plays. Thanks to the wonderful world of the Internet, I can continue to listen. I’ll often put a play on in the background as I fold laundry or pay bills or even do busy work in the office. This week, while we’ve been producing a program on the new science of...
Suffering and Poetry Larissa Anderson, Poetry...
A Question From Behind the Glass Nancy Rosenbaum,...
Building a New Future for SOF Online
Over the past five years, we’ve built an online presence meant to complement the radio program and serve your needs. Now it’s time to take a moment to evaluate what you value most and what you might like going into the future. How do you engage with us? Through our blog? Facebook and Twitter? Do you read transcripts or download mp3s? Please take this brief survey and help us...
Cizik's Replacement Named →
Trent Gilliss, online editor The National Association of Evangelicals has found a successor for Richard Cizik. Some are tickled pink with Galen Carey as the choice. His resume leading humanitarian outreach efforts in developing countries and HIV/AIDS activism in Africa is reminiscent of Rick Warren’s work in Africa. I wonder how the two men will be working together in their efforts, and how...
The Heart Progressively Gets Educated » download...
Shifting Plates, Shifting People Andy Dayton, associate web producer This week we’re wrapping up production on our program with French geologist Xavier Le Pichon, which will be released on podcast this Thursday. Krista and Le Pichon cover a wide range of topics — from his childhood in French Indochina to underwater plate tectonic research in submersible vehicles, to life in a spiritual...
“Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve...
Only in a state of great powerlessness, weakness, fear, and anxiety does the...– — Geoffrey Cornish, who quotes his father’s friend who helped soldiers escape from Japanese work camps in WWII, in response to our blog post about Darius Rejali’s personal interest in the torture debate. The rest of his comment is well worth reading.
“All Words Have Connotations”
Andy Dayton, associate web producer We’ve been talking about covering the difficult topic of torture for quite a while now, and the idea resurfaced again in staff meetings with the recent release of the Bush administration memos on interrogation techniques. About the time we were renewing our efforts to find a voice on the topic, I opened up the Sunday paper to find Clark Hoyt’s...