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Midnight Mass and the Spectre of Terror

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Please be advised: this essay contains spoilers for Mike Flanagan’s…

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By William Schweiker

§1 Sometimes incongruous events fall on the same day and date in…

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The Revolutionary Joy of Desmond Tutu

By Russell P. Johnson

When Archbishop Desmond Tutu passed away on December 26, my Facebook…

January 6, 2022

The Power of Belief in Conspiracy Theories

By Susannah Crockford

People who subscribe to QAnon maintain that Donald Trump remains the …

December 16, 2021
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Christian Apocalypse in Pandemic-Stricken South Korea

By Myung-Sahm Suh

In November 2021, public health authorities in South Korea finally…

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Extremism and Defense of Democracy

By Timothy Gutmann

We hear more and more that democracy is in danger. With the…

December 2, 2021
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Fahrenheit 451 Redux: Free Thinking in the Present?

By William Schweiker

§1 The Fireman's Work In 1953 Ray Bradbury published what is perhaps…

November 18, 2021
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Liberalism’s Faith

By Richard A. Rosengarten

Recent titles from the conservative side of the political spectrum –…

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Sighting Religion in the Public Square

Through the eyes, ears, and keyboards of a diverse group of writers, Sightings displays a kaleidoscope of religious activity: a reflection of how religious currents are shaping and being shaped in the world.