Religion and its surprising-but-not-unprecedented role in the spread of the coronavirus
February 24, 2020
The presence and absence of religion in the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump
January 23, 2020
A sighting of the unseen forces of religion at work during the holidays and what they tell us about this age
December 23, 2019
Are we experiencing the opposite of a “Great Awakening” in the U.S. today?
November 25, 2019
Prof. William Schweiker reflects on recent attempts to politicize the Amish and the implications for religion in the U.S.
October 28, 2019
What does #Sharpiegate teach us about the place of religion in the future, or the end, of democracy?
September 23, 2019
How are we to “sight” the always intricate, sometimes chaotic, and too often hidden relationship between religious convictions and political order? More often than not it requires piecing together a jigsaw puzzle with hints from hither and yon, in bo...
January 28, 2019
Ed. Note: Sightings will be on “holiday hiatus” until Monday, January 7. We would like to thank our readers and contributors for their continued support and engagement this past year, and we look forward to bringing you more of the very best commenta...
December 24, 2018
“Freedom is the will to be responsible for ourselves.” -Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols (Götzendämmerung) This past week people in the USA entered the “season of myths” that runs from Thanksgiving through various religious holi...
November 26, 2018
The title “Sightings” might lead readers to imagine that these columns are solely interested in visual appearances of religions, say, placards at protests, in the cinema or theater, and so forth. But today we ponder the auditory “appearance” of relig...