The question of what makes life meaningful has occupied human thinking for thousands of years. This conversation with philosophy professor Prakash Chenjeri and chaplain Fred Grewe aims to engage participants in a thoughtful and meaningful discussion about this very human question.
How do we make meaning out of the big milestones in our personal and community lives?
A conversation reflecting on the show with Conversation Project leader Elizabeth Harlan-Ferlo of Interfaith Muse. This is an Oregon Humanities grant-funded event.
Lessons about men’s and women’s work divide a boy from his community. An essay by Ryan Stroud
Are we sparks of divine creation, or simply meaning-making creatures, or genes replicating themselves for no other purpose than adapting to our natural environment? This conversation with philosophy professor Prakash Chenjeri and chaplain Fred Grewe aims to engage participants in a thoughtful and meaningful discussion about this very human question.
Adam Davis, executive director of Oregon Humanities, writes about cultural inheritance.
Charting a course out of depression. An essay by Jennifer Rabin
Remembering a friend from a hospice house. An excerpt from What the Dying Have Taught Me about Living: The Awful Amazing Grace of God by Fred Grewe, an Oregon Humanities Talking about Dying community discussion leader.
Talking about epigenetics, adoption, faith, and clowns with Oregon Humanities magazine contributors
Norina Beck writes about losing her faith and finding her nose.
The first peace advocates imagined a new story for the United States. An essay by Margot Minardi
When it comes to attention-getting spectacles, God is no longer the only game in town. An essay by Dan DeWeese
Embracing both the wonder and terror of awe. An essay by Courtney Campbell
Frances Bellamy and the origins of the Pledge of Allegiance. By Richard Ellis
Rajneeshpuram has come and gone: what keep believers bound to one another? By Marion Goldman
The unfamiliar offers its own rewards. An essay by Joanne Mulcahey
Somewhere beyond fate and reason, the real work of being human begins. An essay by John Holloran
Two rivers; two Western tales of hubris
The existential howl of Jewish American humor. By Scott Nadelson