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Extremism and Defense of Democracy

By Timothy Gutmann

We hear more and more that democracy is in danger. With the…

December 2, 2021
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Fahrenheit 451 Redux: Free Thinking in the Present?

By William Schweiker

§1 The Fireman's Work In 1953 Ray Bradbury published what is perhaps…

November 18, 2021
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Liberalism’s Faith

By Richard A. Rosengarten

Recent titles from the conservative side of the political spectrum –…

November 11, 2021
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The Irony of Facebook

By Russell P. Johnson

Americans are spending more time on Facebook and Instagram than ever…

November 4, 2021
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We Are Building Up A New World

By Johari Jabir

Some of the most important turning points in American democracy have…

October 28, 2021
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On Prophetic Rage

By David Justice

Rage is a loaded word. In the current political climate in America,…

October 21, 2021
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Pope Francis And The Jewish Law (Torah)

By John T. Pawlikowski and Malka Z. Simkovich

The Roots Of The Present Controversy, John T. Pawlikowski In August…

October 14, 2021
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Sunday Mournings

By Richard A. Rosengarten

One hallmark of the pandemic in Christian religious communities –…

October 7, 2021
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Sighting Religion in the Public Square

Through the eyes, ears, and keyboards of a diverse group of writers, Sightings displays a kaleidoscope of religious activity: a reflection of how religious currents are shaping and being shaped in the world.