Coronavirus | Jose Ortega y Gasset

Cultural Disruptions

Martin Marty on the importance of seeking out stories of human goodness in the darkest days

May 11, 2020
virtual church

hope | Coronavirus | apocalyptic theology

Hope in the Midst of Apocalypse

Martin Marty ponders the themes of Apocalypse, (In)Action, and Theodicy in relation to COVID-19

April 13, 2020

decline | Great Awakening | Second Great Awakening

Thank God, Churches are Dying... and Living

Exploring the space between decline and renewal in American Christianity

March 9, 2020


Still Searching for a Usable Future

Contemplating religion's role today in predicting and projecting possible futures

February 10, 2020

Christianity | worship | secularism

Sunday Is ...

Are traditional holy days still something more than just any other day?

January 13, 2020



Is anti-Catholicism on the rise once again in the U.S.?

December 9, 2019

Cultivating the Good in Our ‘Mass of Habits’

Martin Marty reflects on new (and old) advice for changing our habits

November 11, 2019

hope | endurance

Searching for Hope

Martin Marty considers the place of hope in the realm of religion today.

October 14, 2019

Catholicism | education

Catholic Schools Tomorrow

“The then-U.S. Office of Education wrote in a 1903 report that the system of Catholic free parochial schools was the most impressive religious fact in the country at that time.” I sighted this quote in a review of Parish School: A History of American...

February 11, 2019

liberalism | endurance

Religion in the Years Ahead

A virtual throwaway line in a recent book review in the New York Review of Books caught my attention and prompted some early-in-the-year reflections on “the times.” Stephen Holmes, in a review of two sage and sane accounts by veterans Francis Fukuyam...

January 14, 2019