conspiracy theories | Donald Trump | political religion

Playing the Ostrich; or, How Not to Think about QAnon

American conspiracy theories and the task of the scholar of religion

May 18, 2020

Religion and Literature | Film | Catholicism | pop culture

When a Vow Turns Out to be... a Vow: ‘Fleabag’

Exploring religion's leading role in the hit television series “Fleabag”

April 20, 2020

Coronavirus | health care | Religion and Literature

The Coronavirus and Us

Exploring the "ultimate dimensions" of COVID-19 as Americans prepare themselves for a season of quarantine and isolation

March 16, 2020

Religion and Literature

American Graphic

Graphic novels, the national narratives we tell, and the role religion plays (and doesn't) in them

February 17, 2020

art | pop culture

Andy Warhol’s Iconicity

Exploring the religious dimensions of the exhibit, "Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again," currently on display at the Art Institute of Chicago

January 27, 2020

Donald Trump | Anti-Semitism | Judaism | politics

Free Speech in Poetry and in Prose

What the President's executive order to combat anti-Semitism teaches us about the abuse and misunderstanding of free speech

December 16, 2019


The Achievement of David Tracy

David Tracy's most recent work formulates a future for theology

November 21, 2019


Give Me That Old-Time Atheism

Is there a new-er conversation about atheism brewing? And, if so, what might it offer religion?

October 21, 2019

Civil Religion | Race and religion | Robert Bellah

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and American Civil Religion

Over the years, several Sightings authors have cited Robert Bellah’s justly famous essay, “Civil Religion in America,” which was published in 1967. A natural point of reference for a publication that aims to identify and characterize the places of re...

January 21, 2019


In Memoriam

Words spoken at funerals are situated on a spectrum between eulogy and proclamation—between characterization of the deceased and declaration of the convictions of the gathered community. Memorials bring into conjunction two very different and yet equ...

December 17, 2018