Lenten Study, 2020

Our Lenten Study begins the week of February 23. The theme is timely: “Six Civil Conversations to Restoring Hope in Humanity” from On Being, an award-winning podcast hosted by Krista Tippet. The podcast examines what it calls the, “animating questions at the center of human life: What does it mean to be human, and how do we want to live?” The Columbia Journalism Review said of On Being and Tippett, “To listen to her show is to hear how intelligent and thoughtful religious people can be when they are allowed to be subjective and not merely regurgitate dogma.”

Rather than reading a book, this year, we will be either listening to podcasts or reading the transcripts of the podcasts. Podcasts are recorded interviews. We are offering a curated list of 6 podcasts.

Please join our community in offering an alternative to the incivility of our age.  We have small group hosts and discussion facilitators and hope that many of you will join discussion groups. (If you prefer, we can provide you with a printed transcript of each interview to read.) Look for an opportunity to sign up for a small group in the Narthex. We will have a drop-in group each Sunday of Lent. Our final discussion will be at our Everybody Eats Lunch on April 5th.

2020 Lenten Podcast Links

Lent Week 1-Week of February 23
Brené Brown:  Strong Back, Soft Front, Wild Heart


Lent Week 2- Week of March 1:

Derek Black and Matthew Stevenson: How Friendship and Quiet Conversations Transformed a White Nationalist


Lent Week 3- Week of March 8:

Elizabeth Alexander: Words that Shimmer


Lent Week 4- Week of March 15:

Rebecca Traister & Avi Klein: Me Too Through a Solutions Lens


Lent Week 5- Week of March 22:

Luis Alberto Urrea: What Borders Are Really About and What We Do with Them?


Lent Week 6- Week of March 29:

Vincent Harding: Is America Possible?

Or search for the podcast on your device: 
Go to your web browser (Chrome, Safari, Google, Bing, etc.)
Type in “On Being”
Search for the title of the podcast.
Click on the little blue “listen” circle.

The DCC office will print transcripts if you cannot listen on a device.

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