Sightings Articles

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
graveyard

Coronavirus | Death | Romanticism | america

Dying in America

The notion of the sublime can help us understand the magnitude of the pandemic's toll – and pushes us to rethink our approach to death.

March 22, 2021
train party

Coronavirus | Community | church

How to Throw a Party in a Pandemic

Pastoral reflections on sharing good news in difficult times

March 18, 2021
Walden Revisited

Religion and Literature | america | social justice

Thoreau's Ethics of Delight

Walden's religious quest for justice in a life of simple pleasures

March 11, 2021
laicite protest

France | Islam | Islam of France | secularism | colonialism

The Problem with Freedom from Religion

Laïcité must reckon with the continuing impact of French colonial history

March 8, 2021
Settlers

Israel | Hebrew Bible | political religion | right-wing | White evangelical Christians

Revisiting Jericho

The Biblical exegesis of violence in America and Israel

March 4, 2021
HW Bush

Islam | France | Communism | right-wing

Islamo-Leftism?

The Cold War origins of anti-Islamic rhetoric

March 1, 2021
revival

political religion | history | American exceptionalism

The 1776 Report: Mind the (Religion) Gap

The revealing omissions in Trump's revisionist history of American Christianity

February 25, 2021
frieze of prophets

prophets | #blacklivesmatter | Donald Trump

Time in a Prophetic Frame

Many voices in America today claim the mantle of prophecy; the differences between them are illuminating

February 22, 2021