Sightings Articles


hope | endurance

Searching for Hope

Martin Marty considers the place of hope in the realm of religion today.

October 14, 2019

Martin Marty | politics | endurance

Chaos and Endurance

One way that the written word has evolved with the advent of online media is the addition of “Keywords” at the end or beginning of an essay. (In fact, you’ll find them at the bottom of this column!) They can help summarize the main points of an essay...

September 9, 2019

liberalism | endurance

Religion in the Years Ahead

A virtual throwaway line in a recent book review in the New York Review of Books caught my attention and prompted some early-in-the-year reflections on “the times.” Stephen Holmes, in a review of two sage and sane accounts by veterans Francis Fukuyam...

January 14, 2019

politics | Books & Culture | endurance

Blessed Endurance

We’ve become accustomed to seeing “Breaking News” scroll across our computer screens or televisions, usually in bursting red letters, interrupting our lives on a daily, if not hourly, basis. As cable news outlets compete with one another for our atte...

December 10, 2018