Sightings Articles


political religion | Augustine of Hippo | politics

We Hold These Truths

An Augustinian meditation on the communal dispositions required for democracy...

January 25, 2021

Coronavirus | Augustine of Hippo

Time in Coronatide: Why We’re Not Actually Living in Groundhog Day

Exploring how our experience of time is altered by the pandemic and what reflecting on ‘pandemic time’ (with some help from Augustine) might teach us ...

May 28, 2020

hip-hop | Augustine of Hippo | Kanye West | pop culture | Media | Technology

Hip Hop and Christian Conversion Narratives

What do Kanye and Hip Hop have to do with Augustine of Hippo?...

January 30, 2020

Augustine of Hippo | Martin Luther | sin | Technology

Social Media and Sin

Facebook has come under fire of late for its actions (or inaction) surrounding Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. But the problems with the social media network, and other platforms like it, run much deeper. Indeed, Sean ...

April 5, 2018

Augustine of Hippo | confession | Donald Trump | humility | Rudy Giuliani

"A Hypothetical Miracle That Could Occur": Rudy's Augustine and Trump's Future

Surely one of the stranger moments of the recently completed U.S. presidential election season was when, on Sunday, October 9th, 2016, Rudy Giuliani compared Donald Trump to Augustine of Hippo. Speaking to John Dickerson on CBS’s Face the Nation, Giu...

November 17, 2016