Oct 062005
 

On Being

On Being with Krista Tippett takes up the big questions of meaning with scientists and theologians, artists and teachers — some you know and others you'll love to meet. Updated every Thursday, a new discovery about the immensity of our lives.

David Blankenhorn and Jonathan Rauch — The Future of Marriage [remix]

David Blankenhorn and Jonathan Rauch — The Future of Marriage

What would it take to make our national encounter with gay marriage redemptive rather than divisive? David Blankenhorn and Jonathan Rauch came to the gay marriage debate from very different directions — but with a shared concern about the institution of marriage. Now, they’re pursuing a different way for all of us to grapple with the future of marriage, redefined. They model a fresh way forward as the subject of same-sex marriage is before the Supreme Court.

 
 

[Unedited] David Blankenhorn and Jonathan Rauch with Krista Tippett

[Unedited] David Blankenhorn and Jonathan Rauch with Krista TippettThis unedited conversation with Jonathan Rauch and David Blankenhorn comes from the produced show "The Future of Marriage." What would it take to make our national encounter with gay marriage redemptive rather than divisive? David Blankenhorn and Jonathan Rauch came to the gay marriage debate from very different directions — but with a shared concern about the institution of marriage. Now, they’re pursuing a different way for all of us to grapple with the future of marriage, redefined. They model a fresh way forward as the subject of same-sex marriage is before the Supreme Court. See more at www.onbeing.org/program/future-marriage-david-blankenhorn-and-jonathan-rauch/4883
 
 

danah boyd — Online Reflections of Our Offline Lives

danah boyd — Online Reflections of Our Offline Lives

Steeped in the cutting edge of research around the social lives of networked teens, danah boyd demystifies technology while being wise about the changes it’s making to life and relationship. She has intriguing advice on the technologically-fueled generation gaps of our age — that our children’s immersion in social media may offer a kind of respite from their over-structured, overscheduled analog lives. And that cyber-bullying is an online reflection of the offline world, and blaming technology is missing the point.

 
 

[Unedited] danah boyd with Krista Tippett

[Unedited] danah boyd with Krista TippettThis unedited conversation with social media researcher danah boyd comes from the produced show "Online Reflections of Our Offline Lives." Steeped in the cutting edge of research around the social lives of networked teens, danah boyd demystifies technology while being wise about the changes it’s making to life and relationship. She has intriguing advice on the technologically-fueled generation gaps of our age — that our children’s immersion in social media may offer a kind of respite from their over-structured, overscheduled analog lives. And that cyber-bullying is an online reflection of the offline world, and blaming technology is missing the point. See more at www.onbeing.org/program/danah-boyd-online-reflections-of-our-offline-lives/7449
 
 

Fr. Greg Boyle — The Calling of Delight: Gangs, Service, and Kinship [remix]

Fr. Greg Boyle — The Calling of Delight: Gangs, Service, and Kinship

A Jesuit priest famous for his gang intervention programs in Los Angeles, Fr. Greg Boyle makes winsome connections between service and delight, and compassion and awe. He heads Homeboy Industries, which employs former gang members in a constellation of businesses. This is not work of helping, he says, but of finding kinship. The point of Christian service, as he lives it, is about “our common calling to delight in one another.”

 
 

[Unedited] Greg Boyle with Krista Tippett

[Unedited] Greg Boyle with Krista TippettThis unedited conversation with Greg Boyle comes from the produced show "The Calling of Delight: Gangs, Service, and Kinship." A Jesuit priest famous for his gang intervention programs in Los Angeles, Fr. Greg Boyle makes winsome connections between service and delight, and compassion and awe. He heads Homeboy Industries, which employs former gang members in a constellation of businesses. This is not work of helping, he says, but of finding kinship. The point of Christian service, as he lives it, is about “our common calling to delight in one another.” See more at www.onbeing.org/program/father-greg-boyle-on-the-calling-of-delight/5053
 
 

Bruce Kramer — Forgiving the Body: Life with ALS

Bruce Kramer — Forgiving the Body: Life with ALS

From the moment of his diagnosis with ALS, Bruce Kramer began writing — openly, deeply, and spiritually — about his struggle, as he puts it, to live while dying. He died on March 23, 2015, while we were in production on this show. His words hold abiding joy and beauty, and reveal an unexpected view opened by this disease.

 
 

[Unedited] Bruce Kramer with Krista Tippett

[Unedited] Bruce Kramer with Krista TippettThis unedited conversation with Bruce Kramer comes from the produced show "Forgiving the Body: Life with ALS." From the moment of his diagnosis with ALS, Bruce Kramer began writing — openly, deeply, and spiritually — about his struggle, as he puts it, to live while dying. He died on March 23, 2015, while we were in production on this show. His words hold abiding joy and beauty, and reveal an unexpected view opened by this disease. See more at www.onbeing.org/program/bruce-kramer-forgiving-the-body-life-with-als/7420
 
 

Alan Dienstag — Alzheimer's and the Spiritual Terrain of Memory [remix]

Alan Dienstag — Alzheimer's and the Spiritual Terrain of Memory

Alzheimer's disease has been described as "the great unlearning." But what does it reveal about the nature of human identity? What remains when memory unravels? Alan Dienstag is a psychologist who has led support groups with early Alzheimer's patients, as well as a writing group he co-designed with the novelist Don DeLillo. He's experienced the early stages of Alzheimer's as a time for giving memories away rather than losing them.

 
 

[Unedited] Alan Dienstag with Krista Tippett

[Unedited] Alan Dienstag with Krista TippettThis unedited conversation with Alan Dienstag comes from the produced show "Alzheimer's and the Spiritual Terrain of Memory." Alzheimer's disease has been described as "the great unlearning." But what does it reveal about the nature of human identity? What remains when memory unravels? Alan Dienstag is a psychologist who has led support groups with early Alzheimer's patients, as well as a writing group he co-designed with the novelist Don DeLillo. He's experienced the early stages of Alzheimer's as a time for giving memories away rather than losing them. See more at www.onbeing.org/program/alan-dienstag-alzheimers-and-the-spiritual-terrain-of-memory/64
 
 

Arthur Zajonc + Michael McCullough — Mind and Morality: A Dialogue

Arthur Zajonc + Michael McCullough — Mind and Morality: A Dialogue

For several hundred years, much of scientific advance has been about exploring human beings, including their actions and choices, in terms of mechanism — our bodies, our brains, physical processes. Research psychologist Michael McCullough believes that understanding our minds as mechanistic creates moral possibility. He’s led groundbreaking studies on the evolution and cultivation of moral behaviors such as forgiveness and gratitude. Arthur Zajonc is a physicist and contemplative, who believes that the farthest frontiers of science are bringing us back to a radical reorientation towards life and the foundations for our moral life.

 
 

[Unedited] Arthur Zajonc and Michael McCullough

[Unedited] Arthur Zajonc and Michael McCulloughThis unedited conversation with Michael McCullough and Arthur Zajonc comes from the produced show "Mind and Morality: A Dialogue." For several hundred years, much of scientific advance has been about exploring human beings, including their actions and choices, in terms of mechanism — our bodies, our brains, physical processes. Research psychologist Michael McCullough believes that understanding our minds as mechanistic creates moral possibility. He’s led groundbreaking studies on the evolution and cultivation of moral behaviors such as forgiveness and gratitude. Arthur Zajonc is a physicist and contemplative, who believes that the farthest frontiers of science are bringing us back to a radical reorientation towards life and the foundations for our moral life. See more at www.onbeing.org/program/arthur-zajonc-michael-mccullough-mind-and-morality-a-dialogue/7316
 
 
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