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
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