On Being: Sinfulness, Hopefulness, and the Possibility of Politics

David Brooks and E.J. Dionne are known together as liberal vs conservative sparring partners on public media.  Here “On Being” creator Krista Tippet draws them out reflectively and in depth about religion and politics and how “the religious enterprise, at its deepest, is about what binds us together and theology is as much a sophisticated conversation across time and generation; a sophisticated analysis of the human condition as much as its as conversation about God.”

On Being David Brooks and E.J. Dionne Discuss Religion and Politics

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This is a strange, tumultuous political moment. With columnists David Brooks and E.J. Dionne, we step back from the immediate political gamesmanship. We take public theology as a lens on the challenge and promise we will all be living as citizens, whoever our next president might be. 

David Brooks is a columnist for The New York Times as well as a weekly commentator on PBS Newshour and NPR. E.J. Dionne is a commentator for NPR and a columnist for The Washington Post. He is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and university professor in the Foundations of Democracy and Culture at Georgetown University.

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