Damages

Beirut explosion | Islam | Christianity | charity | capitalism

The Donation Dilemma

Charity in the aftermath of the Beirut Explosion

September 17, 2020
pews

Christianity | worship | secularism

Sunday Is ...

Are traditional holy days still something more than just any other day?

January 13, 2020

Christianity | India | theology

The Expanded Spelling of "koinonia"

Though as an Indian I take a certain pride in the accomplishments of Indian American children, I generally do not follow closely the spelling bee contests where they emerge as winners in most years. Still, I could not help but take notice when fourte...

June 28, 2018

Canada | Christianity | theology

Douglas John Hall, Celebrating Ninety Years

The year 1928 was a good one for theologians. In addition to the esteemed Professor Marty, the Canadian theologian Douglas John Hall celebrated his ninetieth birthday on March 23. Hall was born in Ingersoll, Ontario; attended high school and business...

April 26, 2018

Christianity | Easter

Parades, Peeps, and Paradoxes

Easter parades survive in classic Hollywood films, on the avenues near cathedrals (which paraders pass but rarely frequent), in peeps, and in song. Seldom is there a trace of connection to the religious event which prompts Easter celebrations. Eviden...

April 2, 2018

Christianity | Evangelicalism | Protestantism

In Search of a Rectification of Names

After eighty years, the college fellowship that I attended as an undergraduate at Princeton has altered its name. “Princeton Evangelical Fellowship” is gone, replaced by “Princeton Christian Fellowship.” I was not surprised or annoyed. The original t...

October 26, 2017

Bible | Christianity | Holy War | political religion | science fiction

“Cross”-examining the Biblical Witness in War for the Planet of the Apes

Editor's Note: With today's issue, Sightings launches a new thematic series on the relationships between religion and science fiction—both terms broadly understood. Our first installment in this series comes from returning Sightings contributor Audre...

October 19, 2017

Beloved Community | Christianity | LGBT rights | racism | Reinhold Niebuhr | violence

Love Your Enemies: Moral Absurdity or Genius?

The Autumn 1942 issue of Christianity and Society published an article by Reinhold Niebuhr that began: “In times of social and political conflict there are always Christians who obscure the very genius of the New Testament conception of love by their...

July 13, 2017

Alan Jacobs | Books & Culture | Christianity | Donald Trump | mainstream media | Peggy Wehmeyer | Richard Mouw | Ross Douthat | Russell Moore | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Susan Wise Bauer | trolls

Anthropological Confusion, Epistemological Failure: Mainstream Media and Moderate, Orthodox Christians

A recent article on conservative trolls among the roiling White House press corps in The New Yorker can stand for a general ferment of fear and confusion among the Mainstream Media (MSM) in this era of Trumpian turmoil. What has happened to the good ...

April 6, 2017

Berkeley riot | Christianity | first amendment | free speech | freedom of expression | higher education | Milo Yiannopoulos | Stephen Prothero | Western civilization

Why Milo Scares Students, and Faculty Even More

Editor's note: For a collection of responses to this piece, please see “A Packet for Rachel Fulton Brown” (March 2, 2017). On Wednesday, February 1st, there was a riot at the University of California, Berkeley. The College Republicans had invited ...

February 16, 2017