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The Coronavirus and Us

By Richard A. Rosengarten

Exploring the "ultimate dimensions" of COVID-19 as Americans prepare themselves for a season of quarantine and isolation

March 16, 2020
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How Republican Politicians Get Schooled on the Bible

By Margaret M. Mitchell

An investigation of the Bible study (and its teacher) influencing how Republican politicians understand the coronavirus pandemic

April 6, 2020
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Faith in the Time of Coronavirus: The Power of Spacial Solidarity

By Cynthia G. Lindner

How the global pandemic is reshaping the lives of communities of faith

March 19, 2020
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Pan-Nemesis: COVID-19 and Beyond

By William Schweiker

Do religious myths have anything to teach us during this present crisis?

March 23, 2020

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How Republican Politicians Get Schooled on the Bible

By Margaret M. Mitchell

“Is God Judging America Today?” asked Ralph Drollinger in a Bible Study posted on his Capitol Ministries website on March 21, 2020, in reference to th...

April 6, 2020
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Patience in the Pandemic

By Lijia Xie

“For time is the essential ingredient; but in the modern world, there is no time.”             –Rachel Carson, Silent Spring              Less than fo...

April 2, 2020
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Love, Obligation, and Possibilities in the Time of COVID-19

By Stephanie Friedman

When I began thinking about this column over a month ago, the image that came to me as I considered how Mara H. Benjamin's The Obligated Self: Materna...

March 30, 2020
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Measuring the Apocalypse

By Evan F. Kuehn

Ruth Margalit writes from Tel Aviv in the New York Review of Books that “The pandemic feels both futuristic and biblical, eschatological and utterly b...

March 26, 2020
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Pan-Nemesis: COVID-19 and Beyond

By William Schweiker

The world is abuzz with disease and death. My previous Sightings column (“Infectious Religion”), noted that religion has been there from the beginning...

March 23, 2020
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Faith in the Time of Coronavirus: The Power of Spacial Solidarity

By Cynthia G. Lindner

In our times of greatest need, Americans have always turned to prayer to help guide us through trials and periods of uncertainty. As we continue to fa...

March 19, 2020
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The Coronavirus and Us

By Richard A. Rosengarten

The constantly evolving news regarding the coronavirus is largely, and appropriately, couched in medical and scientific terms. What we can and cannot ...

March 16, 2020
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Scapegoating Mitt Romney

By John Fea

The name of Mitt Romney was booed relentlessly at the recent Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Fort Washington, Maryland. This year’s...

March 12, 2020
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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.

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