#blacklivesmatter | Hebrew Bible | prophets

A Legal Perversion of Justice

Breonna Taylor's death and the lawlessness of law and order

October 19, 2020
The Beauty of Aging

health care | age | Coronavirus

Blessings, History, and Pandemic Vulnerabilities

What happens when a nation fails to reckon with its own human frailty

October 15, 2020
Nixon Kennedy debate

political religion | Community | Technology

Common Sense and the 2020 Election

How do screens change our sense of national community?

October 12, 2020
Sacred Heart

sacred space | church | Church building | Coronavirus

The Power of a Heartbroken Community

In sharing others' pain, faith and church show their true resilience.

October 8, 2020
Floyd, Taylor, and Arberry with halos

political religion | #blacklivesmatter

The Difference between Heroes and Martyrs

When we memorialize victims of police violence, their past actions are irrelevant

October 5, 2020

religio-secular culture | Technology | public conversation

TikTok and Cultural Criticism

The democratization of social commentary

October 1, 2020

repentance | political religion | conspiracy theories

On Zealous and Unrepentant Times

A Call to Self-Reflection amidst a Dangerous Devotion

September 28, 2020
Candle burning at both ends

Rituals | Spirituality | capitalism | secularism

The Meanings that Make Us

The limits of creative agency in ritual

September 24, 2020

Flannery O'Connor | Race and religion | Jesuits | higher education | Catholicism

A Summer Correspondence

The decision to rename a dormitory reveals the fragility of historical nuance

September 21, 2020

Beirut explosion | Islam | Christianity | charity | capitalism

The Donation Dilemma

Charity in the aftermath of the Beirut Explosion

September 17, 2020