Season 7: Formation Everywhere You Look | Episode 2
The Whole Person Revolution
Our podcast aims to “spark the Spirit within you” and what you will hear in this conversation with Anne Snyder is a person whose spirit is on fire for something bigger than herself. What an inspired and inspiring time we had with Anne Snyder–we can’t wait for you to listen! From her vulnerable sharing of her own formation story to her reflection on why institutions matter today and how we can become whole people, Anne offers us so much to be hopeful for. In addition to her wise and thoughtful articulation of these ideas, Anne also shares inspiring stories of the everyday heroes she’s encountered who humbly bring people together, working to be “agents of repair” in their institutions, their neighborhoods, and on their front porches.
In this conversation, you’ll hear:
Anne’s formation story (12:00)
Why institutions bring important gifts in these challenging times (14:53)
The deeper stream of change and growth available to us (19:30)
What it means to be a whole human (23:30)
Positive change through institutionalists with a revolutionary impulse (29:50)
Every day, people “suffer their way to serve our world and keep our democracy alive” (37:18)
How institutions can be life-giving and uniting (38:00)
The mystery of God plays out in the mix of people, neighborhoods and churches (45:05)
Anne’s current formation lies in the tensions of being a “weaver of people.” (48:03)
Being a woman in a public and the role of the feminine spirit in the world (52:28)
Meet Our Guest
Anne Snyder is the editor-in-chief of Comment Magazine and oversees Comment’s partner project Breaking Ground. She's the host of the podcast The Whole Person Evolution and co-editor of Breaking Ground: Charting Our Future in a Pandemic Year which came out in January of 2022. Her book, The Fabric of Character: A Wise Giver’s Guide to Renewing our Social and Moral Landscape was published in 2019.
Before leading Comment, she directed the Philanthropy Round Table Character Initiative, a program seeking to help foundations and business leaders strengthen the “middle ring” of morally formative institutions. In addition to regular pieces for Comment, Anne has also published in The Atlantic Monthly, The Washington Post, and Bittersweet Monthly, and her writings are available at her site, Souls and Silos.
Anne Snyder is editor-in-chief of Comment Magazine
Anne Snyder is the author of The Fabric of Character: A Wise Giver’s Guide to Renewing our Social and Moral Landscape (2019) and co-editor of Breaking Ground: Charting Our Future in a Pandemic Year (2022).
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