Sightings Articles

Reflection of a black horse-drawn buggy passing a white farm house

Amish | Religion and media | politics | Technology

Today's Amish Are Plain, Not Simple

Comments by Stephen Colbert overlook the complexity of Amish culture in the 21st century....

April 4, 2024
"The Exvangelicals" book cover and headshot of Sarah McCammon

Evangelicalism | politics | Religion and media

Leaving Evangelicalism Behind

"The Exvangelicals" is both timely and superb: It deals with the issues that will decide the 2024 elections and discusses them with sensitivity, sophistication, and bravery. 

March 14, 2024
Short white girl in white dress walking down church aisle toward camera

Exorcism | Catholicism | interfaith | Religion and media

A Demon for Everyone: Religion in the Latest "Exorcist"

The ecumenical, even interfaith, nature of the film reflects the America of 2023....

October 26, 2023
White man holding Holy Bible while gesturing toward seated figure

Religion and media | Failure | Film | capitalism

Selling the Gospel of Positive Thinking

It's the everyday nature of the failures in "Salesman," a film about Bible salesmen, that makes the film so powerful and relatable....

October 5, 2023