The On Being Project

Krista Tippett
Krista Tippett

created and leads the On Being Project, hosts the On Being radio show and podcast, and curates the Civil Conversations Project. She received the National Humanities Medal at the White House in 2014. She speaks widely and writes books including Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living.

 

Good Conversation Is an Adventure

A few weeks ago, Krista reached out on social media to ask for your questions. She shares the questions here in the hope that we might live in to them, together.

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Good Conversation Is an Adventure

Depression and Me

“Emerging from depression — “healing” if you will — doesn’t mean leaving darkness behind. It means being aware and whole enough to accept dark months and dark times as expressions of human vitality.” Krista Tippett on understanding the lingering vestiges of her depression.

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Depression and Me

The Nature of Human Vitality

Depression has a profound spiritual effect that is difficult to speak about and can often only be traced years onward. Krista Tippett reflects on her own experience with clinical depression and what she’s learned from others who have lived through its darkness.

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The Nature of Human Vitality

A Glacial Sense of Time

Krista Tippett looks back on her conversation with the renowned religious scholar Martin Marty, whose research focused on religious fundamentalism as a modern phenomenon. Though the conversation was over 10 years ago, many of Marty’s thoughts on religion and life — informed by his “glacial” sense of time — still resonate today.

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A Glacial Sense of Time

A Generation-Defining Speech by a Conservative Religious Leader That Is Good News for All

In a bold declaration, one of the key leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention is taking a stand, and reclaiming the core of his conservative roots.

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A Generation-Defining Speech by a Conservative Religious Leader That Is Good News for All

A Playlist for Recent Events

In light of the recent shootings, Krista offers a playlist for shedding light and wisdom on belonging to one another.

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A Playlist for Recent Events

The Unmerited Grace of Writing My New Book

The writer’s life can be an excruciating one, especially for our host. She reveals the vulnerability of exposing herself and staying true to her subject — and even tweeting it out.

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The Unmerited Grace of Writing My New Book

With Eyes to See and Ears to Listen

Krista Tippett pays homage to Patrick Henry, a mentor who speaks to her enduring intuition that, in losing rote affiliation, religiosity and Christianity may have a chance to recover their deepest, wildest heart for the sake of the world.

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With Eyes to See and Ears to Listen

The Quiet Lives That Ennoble Us All

With so much media coverage of the violence and mayhem and murders, how do we shine a light on the people living lives of quiet nobility who are doing good in the world before they are extinguished?

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Why I Don’t Do Christmas

Our host Krista Tippett on not playing the Christmas game of obligatory gift-giving and the redemptive human need for one another.

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Why I Don’t Do Christmas
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