Sightings Articles

Headshot of Curtis Evans next to book cover of Theology of Brotherhood

Theology | Anti-Racism | Progressive Christianity

A Forgotten Story about Christian Anti-Racism

In "A Theology of Brotherhood," Curtis Evans traces progressive Christians’ work in the early twentieth century....

March 21, 2024
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Religion and Art | Essentialism | Religious Experience

Smart Sightings | The Religious Experience of Mark Rothko

Can art and the experience of art be divine? Mark Rothko's "No. 2" offers alternative ways to think about religion....

February 8, 2024
Students sit and talk in lush green courtyard outside of university's Gothic-style buildings.

Welcome to a New Year of Sightings

As the Divinity School and the Marty Center begin a new academic year, Sightings welcomes new voices and new partnerships....

September 28, 2023
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Evangelicalism | politics | Media

Religion, Politics, and Jerry Falwell Jr.'s Fall from Grace

Hulu's new documentary about the Falwell family sheds light on entanglements of religion and politics and has important implications for the current moment....

November 11, 2022
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abortion | U.S. Supreme Court | reproductive freedom

Bad Faith History: The End of Roe v. Wade and The Supreme Court’s Myth about Abortion in the United States

The world that the Court’s opinion imagines is intimately (and frighteningly) consonant with a white, Christian nationalist vision of our nation....

July 1, 2022

freedom of expression | Milo Yiannopoulos | Rachel Fulton Brown

The Time Has Passed

On February 16th, 2017, Sightings published an article entitled “Why Milo Scares Students, and Faculty Even More,” by University of Chicago professor Rachel Fulton Brown. In the piece Fulton Brown theorizes about the discomfort that Milo Yiannopoulos...

March 2, 2017