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June 10, 2013

A new generation of Asian-American poets are finding power of expression in slam poetry. For Bao Phi, it's the lifeblood of exploring his identity in America.

June 09, 2013

A recap of our favorite bits of curiosity from this week, including epistolary correspondence, Krista re-entering the Twitter fray, and a revival post. And a whole lot more!

May 29, 2013

A bartender who was born and raised in Jamaica sent us this lovely essay in response to our latest show. A testament to the power of poetry and pursuit.

May 26, 2013

When one's pen goes silent for three years, what's the first line to come out. Christian Wiman tell us. Listen to his beautiful reading of "Every Riven Thing" too.

May 20, 2013

Talking with your pre-teen son or daughter can be difficult enough, says Naazish YarKhan, without adding terrorism and its misguided association with Islam to the mix.

May 18, 2013

An imaginative video that brilliantly captures the essence and impact of David Foster Wallace's 2005 commencement speech at Kenyon College.

May 14, 2013

A powerful Zen parable teaching us about compassion and gratitude in the face of death.

May 13, 2013

A sneak preview of our upcoming show with Sounds True founder Tami Simon. Enjoy and share your favorites.

May 12, 2013

On this Mother's Day, in some odd way, I can think of no more fitting tribute than to listen to Ms. Boorstein reciting these lovely lines from Pablo Neruda.

May 11, 2013

On this Mother's Day weekend, a time to celebrate the women in our lives and be real about parenting. Along with art on happiness, brainstorming reactions, and emerging forms of spirituality in Ireland.

May 10, 2013

In Ireland, former Catholics are rediscovering their religious beliefs and Irish heritage in pre-Christian spirituality. Shweta Saraswat and Tricia Tongco's story on the reemerging presence of Pagan spirituality in Dublin.

May 01, 2013

With a simple idea and chalk, street art welcomes people to stand inside "happiness" to "provoke thought about what happiness is."

April 04, 2013

During these days sacred to both Christians and Jews, a reflection on making space for recreating staid narratives and the new ones we all write together.

March 29, 2013

If we were to pick a line from the New Testament upon which to build a religion, surely this is it: “Friend, wherefore art thou come?”

March 14, 2013

For service members returning home from combat, PTSD diagnoses are commonplace and extensive. But one VA psychologist argues that the complications of PTSD compound to create a moral injury — one that requires a community, not a clinic, in order to heal.

February 20, 2013

Catch highlights of Krista's recent speech before an audience of seminary students, courtesy of a public theologian in attendance.

February 17, 2013

Quotations from Carl Sagan and rainbows in oil puddles are only the tip of the iceberg with this show. Visual notes to help you find ways in and remember.

October 15, 2012

Sometimes healing spaces are not only in far-away romantic, picturesque places. As Asha Sanaker from Ithaca, New York points out, these sacred spaces often encompass our back yards and our livelihoods

September 29, 2012

Assisi SunsetSunset over the Basilica of Saint Francis in Assisi, Italy. (Photo by NKCPhoto/Flickr, cc by-nc-nd 2.0)

"Off to the place I love best: the airport!"


These words Krista uttered with a twinkle in her eye and a bit of tongue-in-cheek pithiness as she rushed out of the studio on her way to Chicago. But didn't she just tweet something about returning home, you ask? Yes, yes she did:

Off the plane, hug my son, do yoga - back on the ground and in my body. A relief. Life's simplest moorings to dignity.

May 24, 2012

A marvelous way to take in the depths of a sister planet teaming with lesson for Earth.

March 31, 2012

A spectacular feat of engineering and creativity that you have to see to believe. And just guess what inspired its making. Just marvelous!

January 15, 2012

Just a lovely pairing of poetic prose + lyrical photos to ease into the day. Take a few minutes for yourself and reflect with this contemplative piece.

December 20, 2008

Claiborne looks to the words of Jesus as an opportunity to hear them anew.