Sinfulness, Hopefulness, and the Possibility of Politics is a conversation examining the politics and beliefs of the American electorate. This is a strange, tumultuous political moment. With columnists David Brooks and E.J. Dionne, Tippett steps back from the immediate political gamesmanship. The conversation utilizes public theology as a lens on the challenge and promise we will all be living as citizens, whoever our next president might be. This public conversation was convened by the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Graham Chapel at Washington University in St. Louis, the day before the second presidential debate on that campus.
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Krista Tippett joined Stephen Henderson on Detroit Today to discuss her conversation with E.J. Dionne and David Brooks taking the pulse of the American people. Tippett is a New York Times best-selling author. In 2014, she received the National Humanities Medal at the White House for “thoughtfully delving into the mysteries of human existence. On the air and in print, Ms. Tippett avoids easy answers, embracing complexity and inviting people of every background to join her conversation about faith, ethics, and moral wisdom.”
A public radio staple, Tippett first created the show — originally called Speaking of Faith — at Minnesota Public Radio/American Public Media. It launched on weekly, public radio stations across the U.S. in 2003. On Being airs on more than 400 public radio stations across the U.S., and is distributed by Public Radio Exchange (PRX).