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On Being with Krista Tippett is a public radio project delving into the human side of news stories + issues. Curated + edited by senior editor Trent Gilliss.

We publish guest contributions. We edit long; we scrapbook. We do big ideas + deep meaning. We answer questions.

We've even won a couple of Webbys + a Peabody Award.
We’re re-airing a great show with the late historian Jaroslav Pelikan this week. Here’s Krista and Dr. Pelikan in the studios of KCMP in Northfield, Minnesota circa 2003. An On Being version of #ThrowBackThursday :)

We’re re-airing a great show with the late historian Jaroslav Pelikan this week. Here’s Krista and Dr. Pelikan in the studios of KCMP in Northfield, Minnesota circa 2003. An On Being version of #ThrowBackThursday :)

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What the church does with its creeds and its doctrinal tradition, it flattens out all the images and metaphors to make it fit into a nice little formulation and then it’s deathly. So we have to communicate to people, if you want a God that is healthier than that, you’re going to have to take time to sit with these images and relish them and let them become a part of your prayer life and your vocabulary and your conceptual frame. Which, again, is why the poetry is so important because the poetry just keeps opening and opening and opening whereas the doctrinal practice of the church is always to close and close and close until you’re left with nothing that has any transformative power.
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~Walter Brueggeman,

His entire conversation with Krista Tippett is riveting. "The Prophetic Imagination," a good episode to listen to this time of year.

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