Sightings Articles

Pale Rider

apocalyptic theology | religious ethics | Coronavirus

Plagues and the Pale Rider: Our Present Apocalypse

How ancient religious themes can help us make sense of the global pandemic and its socioeconomic fallout...

April 27, 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

Coronavirus | apocalyptic theology

Measuring the Apocalypse

Where we will and won't find meaning in this global pandemic...

March 26, 2020
Second Coming

Mormons | apocalyptic theology

The Daybells and Latter-day Saint Apocalypticism

Exploring a subculture of apocalyptic prophecy on the margins of the LDS Church...

February 27, 2020

Evangelicalism | fundamentalism | apocalyptic theology | Donald Trump

Tangled in Apocalyptic Thought

President Donald Trump had a historic day on August 21, 2019. In less than twenty-four hours, he was declared “like the King of Israel” by conservative commentator (and Jewish convert to Christianity) Wayne Allen Root, and declared himself, in an ent...

September 2, 2019

rapture | Left Behind | evangelical Protestantism | Reinhold Niebuhr | Robert McAfee Brown | Parousia | apocalyptic theology

Left Behind -- Martin E. Marty

Warning: if you open the links mentioned in the “Sources” section at the end of this column, your agenda of other things to read may well be left behind. The “Sources” list just a few reviews out of many dealing with the film that opened over the wee...

October 6, 2014