Voices of Our Time: Krista Tippett

This came across my inbox and I wanted to share it. Another wonderful opportunity for our students to probe some of Life’s Big Questions is coming via a Voices of Our Time speaker: Krista Tippett will be here on Thursday evening at 6 pm in Wait Chapel.

Krista Tippett is a Peabody Award-winning broadcaster and New York Times bestselling author. As the creator and host of On Being, which airs on over 400 public radio stations nationwide and globally via podcast, Tippett takes up the great animating questions of human life: What does it mean to be human, and how do we want to live?

Her guests have ranged from poets and artists to activists and spiritual leaders. On Being was downloaded 28 million times in 2016 and played more than 53 million times in 2017. Tippett’s Civil Conversations Project, launched in 2011, is a series of conversations, public events, and resources that offer ideas and tools for healing our fractured civic spaces.

Tippett is also the author of three highly regarded books exploring spirituality and meaning, including the New York Times bestseller Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of LivingEinstein’s God: Conversations about Science and the Human Spirit, and Speaking of Faith: Why Religion Matters and How to Talk About It. In 2014, she received the National Humanities Medal from President Obama for “thoughtfully delving into the mysteries of human existence.” Tippett’s next book, Letters to a Young Citizen, a field guide for discovering creative possibilities and reclaiming conversation and civility, is out in fall 2019.

The Wake smorgasboard has a lot to offer. Urge your students to try a bite of everything they can 🙂

 

— by Betsy Chapman ’92, MA ’94

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