Protesters Prayer

Coronavirus | prayer | George Floyd | faith

Unexpected ‘Openings’ and the Essence of Religious Practice

What we learn about the nature of religious practice from the innovations and adaptations of religious communities during the pandemic

June 18, 2020

Civil Religion | Coronavirus

Commencement 2020: Let the Adulting Begin

What do this year's graduation ceremonies, hallmark rituals of American civil religion, reveal about the state of our collective soul?

May 21, 2020

Coronavirus | preaching

Pandemic Preaching

Exploring homiletical adaptation and invention in the midst of the global pandemic

April 16, 2020

Coronavirus | worship

Faith in the Time of Coronavirus: The Power of Spacial Solidarity

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

March 19, 2020
Barry Black

military chaplains | Chaplaincy | politics

Sighting (and Citing) Chaplains

Exploring the growing role and significance of chaplaincy in American society

February 20, 2020

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


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