I feel like I’m out of the loop. I haven’t quite put my finger on it, but there are some contributing factors: new season of life, new job, 5 weeks in a row of travel, working from home.
I find myself not able to keep up with my voracious blog reading, even though I’ve trimmed it down from 1,000 feeds in my subscription to 300. I don’t get to listen to podcasts I’ve subscribed to. Stopped by my old office yesterday, and it dawned on me that not having my commute drive times, I’ve also lost my podcast listening time. Just had to say this.
But, I did find this, a new book by Krista Tippett, Speaking of Faith, publishing in March 2007:
Krista Tippett is the creator and host of public radio’s phenomenally popular program Speaking of Faith, a weekly conversation about religion, meaning, ethics, and ideas. As a journalist and then as a diplomat in Berlin, Tippett was enthralled by the promise of political solutions to divisive issues. When politics did not provide worthy answers, Tippett attended Yale Divinity School to pursue larger questions about what makes a meaningful life. In her quest for faith’s illumination of life’s complexities, passions, and frailties, she developed a compelling style of discourse–a “life of conversation”–that she now shares with millions of people every week. Tippett’s unique, in-depth conversations with theologians, scientists, ethicists, and seekers who share their experiences, combined with her engaging style, are revolutionizing the way many think and speak of faith in their families and communities and in the larger world.
Speaking of Faith is the story of this conversational journey and what it yields. Tippett draws on her life experiences and her studies, as well as on conversations with Elie Wiesel, Karen Armstrong, Thich Nhat Hanh, and other renowned figures, to explore such complex subjects as justice, science, fundamentalism, evil, love, and mystery, all within the context of spirituality. In the tradition of Kathleen Norris and Anne Lamott, Krista Tippett here shares a life of conversation that anyone, secular or religious, will find thought provoking about what faith does– and can–mean to us today.