Thoughts and Prayers
As inhabitants of the only country in the world where school shootings are routine, the American faithful must not pray for serenity, but for courage.
June 8, 2022
Partisanship in Religion and Politics
Many lament the obliteration of bipartisan politics: too few acknowledge it as a casualty of the idea that America is a "Christian nation".
May 25, 2022
Our Comedy of Errors?
Hapless, misinformed, and zealous, we are living in a comedy of errors, and possibly a deadly one.
February 10, 2022
Epiphanies Of Power and/or Goodness
The epiphany of this January is at root about the profound need to civilize the nation.
January 12, 2022
Fahrenheit 451 Redux: Free Thinking in the Present?
Enough with champions of the right and the left, the book burners and those of cancel culture: the present moment calls for a few more firemen like Ray Bradbury.
November 18, 2021
Conspiracy Theories and Human Psychology
The unsettlingly normal cognitive roots of outlandish explanations
September 9, 2021
Raphael Warnock and the Ongoing Legacy of Black Liberation Theology
The myth of a monolithic Black theology at the heart of political scare tactics
April 5, 2021
Assessing the Catholicity of a President
The political partisanship of the USCCB
March 15, 2021
Party On, America?
The concept of loyalty offers hope for our democracy—but only a loyalty that transcends party spirit
November 23, 2020
Pastors and Political Choice
“Your Rabbi? Probably a Democrat. Your Baptist Pastor? Probably a Republican. Your Priest? Who Knows.” This grabbing headline atop a recent New York Times story by Kevin Quealy promised a splashing wade into the controversial waters marked “politics ...