Each week on On Being, (formerly Speaking of Faith) Krista Tippett focuses on the big questions at the center of human life, from the boldest new science of the human brain to the most ancient traditions of the human spirit.
The poet Christian Wiman is giving voice to the hunger for faith — and the challenges of faith — for people living now. After a Texas upbringing soaked in a history of violence and a charismatic Christian culture, he was agnostic until he became actively religious again in his late 30s. Then he was diagnosed with a rare form of incurable blood cancer. He's bearing witness to something new happening in himself and in the world.
Krista Tippett interviewed poet Christian Wiman on March 21, 2012. Mr. Wiman is a poet and editor of Poetry magazine, and he's the author of several volumes of poetry including 'Every Riven Thing.' This interview is included in the show "A Call to Doubt and Faith: Christian Wiman on Remembering God." Download the mp3 of the produced show at onbeing.org.
Disruption is around every corner by way of globally connected economies, inevitable superstorms, and technology’s endless reinvention. But most of us were born into a culture which aspired to solve all problems. How do we support people and create systems that know how to recover, persist, and even thrive in the face of change? Andrew Zolli introduces "resilience thinking," a new generation’s wisdom for a world of constant change.
Andrew Zolli is curator and executive director of PopTech and the author of 'Resilience: Why Things Bounce Back.' Krista Tippett spoke with him on February 13, 2013. This interview is included in our show 'A Shift to Humility: Andrew Zolli on Resilience and Expanding the Edge of Change.' Download the mp3 of the produced show at onbeing.org.
The best way to nurture children's inner lives, Sylvia Boorstein says, is by taking care of our own inner selves for their sake. At a public event in suburban Detroit, Krista Tippett draws out the warmth and wisdom of the celebrated Jewish-Buddhist teacher and psychotherapist. And, in a light-hearted moment that is an audience pleaser, Boorstein shares what GPS might teach us about "recalculating" and our own inner equanimity.