Tom Cotton

slavery | politics | political religion | United Methodists

King Cotton

The United Methodist Church's roots witness against Cotton's attack on critical history

September 3, 2020
Kadir Nelson

George Floyd | politics | Race and religion

The Art of the Social Contract

The art that is helping us see the failures of America's social contract

July 20, 2020
Ozymandias

Confederate flag | racism | democracy | politics

Toppling History?

A reflection on the debate about Confederate monuments and the enduring truths that ought to guide us

July 15, 2020
In God We Trust

politics | Civil Religion

In What Do We Trust?

Reflecting on what holds us together as a society that embodies justice

June 22, 2020
liberty

politics | religious ethics

Liberty Divided

Exploring the battle over one of the nation's founding ideals

May 25, 2020
virtual worship

Coronavirus | worship | politics

Pandemic Piety

What is proper piety in the season of COVID-19?

April 30, 2020
rd

Bible | Bible study | politics

How Republican Politicians Get Schooled on the Bible

An investigation of the Bible study (and its teacher) influencing how Republican politicians understand the coronavirus pandemic

April 6, 2020
Romney

Mormons | politics | Donald Trump

Scapegoating Mitt Romney

What Mitt Romney's disinvitation from CPAC 2020 tells us about the evolving role of religion in public life for the Christian Right

March 12, 2020
Barry Black

military chaplains | Chaplaincy | politics

Sighting (and Citing) Chaplains

Exploring the growing role and significance of chaplaincy in American society

February 20, 2020
buber

Martin Buber | politics

Martin Buber’s Hope in Polarized Times

The important lesson a midcentury speech by the Jewish philosopher holds for “this hour”

February 3, 2020