Tag: theology

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July 15, 2017

Be the first to try out our new On Being discovery tool for exploring hundreds of conversations in our archives! And, excellent writings on privilege, solitude, and productivity to accompany your listening.

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July 7, 2017

Rather than focusing on what’s beyond the limits of ordinary experience, we might be better served focusing on what’s within.

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June 30, 2017

American politics is caught between two competing ideologies: Nietzsche’s doctrine of strength and power over weakness, and the Judeo-Christian ethics of humility and compassion for the weak. A young theologian seeks to understand American civil religion.

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April 26, 2016

We lost a beloved cultural icon last week, and his life of work has inspired an outpouring of love in music and story. Celebrations of Prince’s life accompany praise for standing up together, in support of our strengths and growth from moments of weakness.

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April 16, 2016

Generations have worshipped him as the King of Folk, but Dylan’s discomfort with the limelight reveals more than mere humility. An examination of the service-oriented theology in the lyrics of a lover of song.

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January 28, 2016

What do the Triune God and jazz music have in common? A South African musician explores jazz through three theological metaphors.

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December 24, 2014

The Buddhist concept of the “beginner’s mind” may offer a way to understand the simple meanings of the Christmas story — and “how can we love one another in ways that midwife their incarnation.”

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June 20, 2014

A hero to some and heretic to others, once more the theologian Hans Küng has sparked much debate in Germany with his recent question, “How long do I want to live?”

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March 27, 2014

Has the word grace fallen out of favor? Anna Deavere Smith’s Conversations on Grace offers a way for us to think of grace as a pluralistic universe and a guide for all of us on the art of dwelling here together, in the polis.

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November 22, 2013

Geneticist and Anglican priest Lindon Eaves offers insight on how he’s able to take comfort in what he does not know, in both science and religion — something we could all learn from.

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September 21, 2013

Charles Camosy argues that only in a world dominated by our lazy binaries could Pope Francis be considered “liberal” simply because he doesn’t fit into “conservative” categories.

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May 4, 2012

Turkish secularism, in contrast to the American experience of secularism that separated religion and the state, excluded religion from the public sphere and aimed to keep it under state control.

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May 2, 2012

What happens when a wise, crusty theologian grounded in Christian realism meets an enterprising, teen pop idol buttered in Christian goodness? Reinhold Bieber, that’s what.

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April 18, 2012

Feminist theologian Carter Heyward inspired this instagram on love.

The Palette of Guroian's Garden
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April 9, 2012

“I think gardening is nearer to godliness than theology. True gardeners are both iconographers and theologians insofar as these activities are the fruit of prayer ‘without ceasing.'”
—Vigen Guroian

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April 29, 2011

Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, presides over the wedding ceremony of Prince William and Kate Middleton as he gives her…

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April 14, 2011

by Paul C. DeCamp, guest contributor If you ban it, they will read it. That seems to be true thus…

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April 10, 2011

First Holy Communion at Our Lady Supporting the Faithful church in Dobczyce, Poland. Photo by Marcin Bajer/Flickr, CC BY-NC 2.0…

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January 28, 2011

Vincent Harding, a speechwriter for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., addresses the All Souls Church congregation to commemorate Dr. King’s…

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June 13, 2010

Did you get a chance to listen to this week’s show with Prof. Ellen Davis discussing her approach to sustainability…

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February 25, 2010

Two Jesuits who work at the Vatican Observatory — Br. Guy Consolmagno, curator of meteorites, and Fr. George Coyne, its…