“Asserting a God-Given Right to Snakes” is the kind of headline which can grab attention in the midst of news-of-the-week about the Affordable Care Act, the catastrophic typhoon in the Philippines, and other beckoners for public
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November 18, 2013
November 14, 2013
Jean Bethke Elshtain and Religion: The Scholar Who Would Not Be Constrained (1941-2013) -- Debra Erickson
Jean Bethke Elshtain was an unusual scholar of religion. Her graduate work was in history, political theory, and international relations; her first book traced portrayals of women in Western political thought.
November 11, 2013
Let us pray: “in the name of the one who came, and died, and rose again that we might have eternal life—Jesus Christ our Lord—Amen.” Thus Dr.
November 7, 2013
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council of the Roman Catholic Church. Why is Vatican II, as some have nicknamed it, still relevant today?
November 4, 2013
Good news for readers who are weary of some subjects which are naturally covered in Sightings: here is a story about some Native Americans and about Mormons who work among them.
October 31, 2013
In the early 1990s, the media took notice of the estimated 40,000-200,000 Hispanic Muslims living in the U.S.
October 28, 2013
The public is getting used to headlines like these: “Evangelical Leader Preaches Pullback from Culture Wars” and “Southern Baptists Sounding Full-scale Retreat in Culture War?” The former is from
October 24, 2013
Ghana is a predominately Christian country, with only a small fraction of the population following “traditional” religious practices.
October 21, 2013
Having had enough of talk about Congress and the Affordable Care Act and “default,” let’s look ahead, not back. I propose a glance at the calendar, with Thanksgiving Day several weeks off.
October 17, 2013
This past summer, evangelical pastor Mark Driscoll made headlines for his comments at the Catalyst Conference in Dallas, where he reportedly said, “I know who made the environment.
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