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Sightings on Summer Hiatus

By Lauren Pond

Dear Readers,Today marks the beginning of Sightings’ summer hiatus…

June 27, 2024
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Civil Religion as a Gateway to Christian Nationalism

By Brian Kaylor and Beau Underwood

Seventy years ago, the Pledge of Allegiance to the American flag was…

June 20, 2024
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What We Write about When We Write about the War in Gaza

By Sarah Hammerschlag

"[T]hey were made of the same cloth as we, they were average human…

June 12, 2024
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The Fullness of Life: Remembering Jürgen Moltmann

By Janna Gonwa

On June 3rd, after 98 years on this earth, Jürgen Moltmann entered…

June 6, 2024
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Liberalism’s Identity Irresolution

By Timothy Gutmann

In the United States today, the culture wars are said to divide…

May 31, 2024
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Asking the Right Questions about Genetic Engineering

By David Barr

Reservations about human genetic engineering generally fall into two…

May 22, 2024
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The Passion of Bitcoin Jesus

By William Schultz

Bitcoin Jesus had it all. Wealth. Fame. The nickname "Bitcoin Jesus."…

May 15, 2024
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Demon Slayer: Pop Religion and Japanese Anime

By Bruce Winkelman

Visitors to movie theaters across the United States recently had the…

May 8, 2024
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