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
Roberts

politics | Civil Religion

Who—or What—is Above the Law?

The presence and absence of religion in the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump

January 23, 2020
EO

Donald Trump | Anti-Semitism | Judaism | politics

Free Speech in Poetry and in Prose

What the President's executive order to combat anti-Semitism teaches us about the abuse and misunderstanding of free speech

December 16, 2019
refugees

immigration | refugees | politics

“Loving Justice” and the Refugees at Our Border

Does religion offer an alternative to the economic notions of justice that dominate how we think about the refugee crisis facing America?

November 18, 2019
White

Donald Trump | politics | Evangelicalism | Christian Right | Pentecostalism

Paula White and the Mainstreaming of American Pentecostalism

Trump's appointment of Paula White is an indicator of shifting lines within the Christian right

November 7, 2019
Amish

politics | democracy

Shunning Religion

Prof. William Schweiker reflects on recent attempts to politicize the Amish and the implications for religion in the U.S.

October 28, 2019

politics | American exceptionalism | Evangelicalism

On Gods and Kings

How are we to “sight” the always intricate, sometimes chaotic, and too often hidden relationship between religious convictions and political order? More often than not it requires piecing together a jigsaw puzzle with hints from hither and yon, in bo...

January 28, 2019

politics | immigration

Critique of Purity

At the time of this writing, the partial government shutdown, now the longest in U.S. history, is entering its fifth week. President Trump once declared he would “proudly” take responsibility (bear the “mantle”) for the shutdown. But in characteristi...

January 24, 2019