The cliché about polite conversation is that there are two things never to discuss: religion and politics. We at Sightings know better. We seek out and comment upon the events, agents, and trends in public life where issues of religion are writ large, in plain view—or are simmering under the surface.

Sightings: Reflections on Religion in Public Life, a collection of one hundred of our most memorable columns from the past twenty years, will be published on January 24, 2019, by Wm. B. Eerdmans.


January 17, 2019

What's in a (Religious) Name?
Cynthia G. Lindner




January 14, 2019

Religion in the Years Ahead
Martin E. Marty 




January 10, 2019

DNA Tests, Indigenous Identity, and "Playing Indian"​
Lisa Barnett 



January 7, 2019

Joshua Feigelson 



December 24, 2018

A Season of Myths, Part Two 
William Schweiker 




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