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Wed February 5, 2014
Rainn Wilson Invites You to Chew on Life's Big Questions
When you mention Rainn Wilson, most people probably think of The Office.
For nine seasons, Wilson played the quirky and eccentric but lovable Dwight Schrute on NBC’s hit show. What you might not know, is that in 2008 Wilson along with friends Devon Gundry and Joshua Homnick created a website and media company called SoulPancake. The site (and app) engages users on issues of art, philosophy, and spirituality among others. Their tag line is “Chew on Life’s Big Questions.”
Tonight, Rainn Wilson will bring the story behind Soul Pancake to the campus of Wake Forest University. Wilson says all of his different journeys, "intertwined to create SoulPancake, and it really is an expression of who I am."
At SoulPancake.com (and the corresponding YouTube channel), you’ll find a motivational 9-year old Kid President and a web series called the Science of Happiness that explores concepts like gratitude and love. You can also discover what happens when strangers get in a makeshift ball pit on the side of the street and discover what they have in common. The website includes interactive challenges and thought-provoking conversations on what it means to be human.
Rainn is enthusiastic about sharing Soul Pancake with college-age audience members. Soul Pancake: An Evening with Rainn Wilson will take place tonight at 7:00 in Wait Chapel at Wake Forest University. The event is free for Wake Forest students and staff, and there will be a limited number of tickets for sale at the door for the general public.