Sightings Articles

lil nas x and shoe

culture wars | pop culture | Race and religion | LGBTQ | evil | music

Justice and the Devil in America

A controversy around the symbolisms of evil conceals the hardening of America's heart

April 26, 2021
earth viewed from space

stewardship of the earth | environment | social justice | Coronavirus

Will There Be Life On Earth?

An Earth Day reflection on trusting our eyes

April 22, 2021
kung

Catholicism | Death | dissenters | Euthanasia

The Legacy of Hans Küng

Remembering a theologian who was unafraid of rocking the boat

April 19, 2021
Imam leading virtual prayer service

Islam | Community | modernity | Coronavirus

Ramadan in a Changing World

Observing the fast with traditions old and new

April 15, 2021
Zhi sends confucius packing

Confucianism | China | morality | social activism

How Not to Be a Feckless Moral Hustler

A topsy-turvy story from the Zhuangzi shows up the limits of noble intentions

April 12, 2021
Zemmour

France | Islam of France | right-wing | secularism

Islamo-Leftism and Hope, Faith, and Charity in Modern France

Those demanding adherence to secularism would do well to remember the Christian theological virtues

April 8, 2021
Warnock

Black Church | liberation theology | political partisanship | culture wars

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
statue

Coronavirus | art | memorial | Death

Creating a Just Memory of the Pandemic

The importance of community art for processing our collective trauma

April 1, 2021
seder plate

Passover | politics | Media | Coronavirus

Time, Plague, and Politics at Passover

A new administration, a new pace for the news cycle, and a very old truth

March 29, 2021
Tehilla

Israel | political religion | Jewish philosophy | mysticism

The Unity of Opposites: Political Theology and the Common Good

Jewish mysticism offers wisdom for modern politics

March 25, 2021