nativity

Advent | political religion

Disruptive Religion

Why we sometimes need religion to offend us and disturb the status quo

January 2, 2020

politics | American public

What's in a (Religious) Name?

At the turn of the year, it is not uncommon to encounter casual “resolution professions,” whether over coffee with friends, waiting for the bus at a crowded stop, or simply tuning the car radio to various stations. Persons intent on improving their l...

January 17, 2019

art | prayer

The Art of Prayer Meets the Prayer of Art

Ed. Note: Both the Monday and Thursday columns this week feature current and recent exhibitions at the Art Institute of Chicago. In case you missed it, be sure to read Richard Rosengarten's essay from Monday, Native Sons? Of Gilded and Guilty Ages in...

October 18, 2018

Millennials

Where the Millennials Are

In his Sightings column published on Monday, December 11, Martin Marty invites readers to attend to the “movements in the hearts” of millennials, rather than settling for obvious interpretations about their reputed absence from our pews: “Hard news a...

January 11, 2018

Sanctuary or Spectacle?

Two weeks ago, Elvira Arellano and her seven-year-old son sought sanctuary in the Adalberto United Methodist Church of Humboldt Park, Chicago, instead of reporting to the Department of Homeland Security for deportation. Arellano, a 31-year-old Mexica...

August 31, 2006