SOUTH BEND -- Krista Tippett, an author, journalist and host of the NPR radio show "On Being," will present the 2013 Christian Culture Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24 in O'Laughlin Auditorium at Saint Mary's College.
The lecture is titled "Civic Healing and Christian Virtue in the 21st Century."
The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. For tickets, visit moreaucenter.com or call 574-284-4626.
A book signing will follow the lecture.
"On Being" examines the big questions at the center of human life, from new science of the
human brain to ancient traditions of the human spirit. The program began as an occasional series on Minnesota Public Radio in 1999, then became a monthly national program in 2001 and launched as a weekly program titled "Speaking of Faith" in 2003.
Tippett grew up in Oklahoma, the granddaughter of a Southern Baptist preacher. She spent most of the 1980s in divided Berlin, Germany, as a New York Times stringer and a freelance correspondent for other publications. She later became a special assistant to the U.S. ambassador to West Germany.
She left Berlin in 1988, the year before the Berlin Wall fell. In 1994, she
graduated from Yale
University with a Master Of Divinity degree. In 2007, Tippett published a book, "Speaking of Faith," a memoir of religion in our time.