Sightings Articles

Moss hearing

Christian Nationalism | religious ethics | Christian Right

Duty! Thou Sublime and Mighty Name

In responding to duty, we testify to our worth and our dignity as free human beings.

June 28, 2022
band aid in shape of a cross

evangelical Christians | Catholic Church | Christian Right

Are Vaccine Exemptions Actually Religious?

Large-scale vaccine skepticism is a new phenomenon, but is it a religious phenomenon?

February 4, 2022
Midnight Mass image

Islamophobia | fundamentalism | Christian Right | Muslims | 9/11

Midnight Mass and the Spectre of Terror

A generation has grown up under the shadow of post-9/11 preoccupation with Islam and Muslims: Midnight Mass presents something far more interesting

January 21, 2022
marchers

Hebrew Bible | political religion | Evangelicalism | Christian Right

A Biblical Attack on the Capitol?

The alternative facts and faulty exegesis behind Evangelicals' "Biblical worldview."

January 14, 2021
Fuentes

Christian Right | political religion | Donald Trump

When Christ and Trump are Kings

Twin chants at a recent Trump rally shed light on the religious right's push towards nationalism

December 3, 2020
visser't hooft

WW II | Christian Right | political religion | Holocaust

Is Reconciliation Possible in our Religiously Polarized Moment?

History shows that the damage done by Christian Nationalism cannot be repaired from within a religious framework alone

November 19, 2020
ACB

Catholicism | U.S. Supreme Court | Christian Right | political religion

The Problem with Calling Amy Coney Barrett Too Catholic

The tendentious historical origins of American Catholic Conservatism

October 29, 2020
White

Donald Trump | politics | Evangelicalism | Christian Right | Pentecostalism

Paula White and the Mainstreaming of American Pentecostalism

Trump's appointment of Paula White is an indicator of shifting lines within the Christian right

November 7, 2019

Christian Right | Donald Trump | Evangelicalism | Republican Party | Tea Party

Is Trump an Outsider Candidate?

Editor's note. This is the second in a series of essays on the Trump phenomenon—or "Trumpism," if such a thing can be defined—and what it reveals about the relationship between religion and politics in America today. Be sure to check out the previous...

September 29, 2016