What’s So Special about the Asbury Revivals?
Even moments that seem most sacred, amid revival, have the potential to reinscribe the racially and politically profane.
February 23, 2023
He Gets Us? The Religious-Political Machine Behind the Surprising Super Bowl Ad
A 2023 Super Bowl ad campaign offers a new twist on the longstanding Evangelical effort to employ the tools of mass media.
February 16, 2023
The Sandman and Decolonializing Hope
The critically acclaimed Netflix show The Sandman addresses the transformational power of hope and imagination.
November 29, 2022
Religion, Politics, and Jerry Falwell Jr.'s Fall from Grace
Hulu's new documentary about the Falwell family sheds light on entanglements of religion and politics and has important implications for the current moment.
November 11, 2022
Time, Plague, and Politics at Passover
A new administration, a new pace for the news cycle, and a very old truth
March 29, 2021
Hip Hop and Christian Conversion Narratives
What do Kanye and Hip Hop have to do with Augustine of Hippo?
January 30, 2020
The Cartoon and the Rabbi
Last Thursday, the international print edition of The New York Times published a cartoon depicting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a dog, with a human head and an unusually large nose, being walked by—or, perhaps, walking—President Donal...
May 2, 2019
"We Don't Have Enough Proof": Pizzagate as Epistemological Panic
A man with a rifle enters a pizza place, not for the purposes of mass murder or terrorism but on a quest for epistemological certainty. Twenty-eight-year-old Edgar Maddison Welch had heard a theory, and he wanted to know if it was true. He had encoun...
December 15, 2016
No writer about religion has reason to complain that too little has been happening in “the world of religion.” Daily as we do our “sighting” we find scores of items in international and domestic affairs that deal explicitly with ‘religion’, by any an...