“No religion”

How to understand the decline in religious identity, strengthen solidarity, and democratize our political societies.

“A whip out of cords”

When Jesus brandishes a whip of cords in the Temple, it is a political act.



Seeing “Never Look Away”

Never Look Away (Werk ohne Autor, 2019), the latest offering from director Florian Henckel von Donnersmark, who was also behind the camera for The Lives of Others (2006) and The…

A grand interlocking network?

A few weeks ago, in a moment of some haste, I sold all my bookshelves. Sleek, shiny, and black, they were from Ikea and had, given their age, survived fairly…

Seeing “Fargo Season Two”

Albert Camus may not be a character in the second season of “Fargo,” but Noreen Vanderslice (Emily Haine) is repeatedly shown reading her way through one of his most famous…

Seeing “The Case for Christ”

All together there were five of us sitting comfortably in the dark. Truth be told, I was a little surprised I wasn’t the only one there. This movie wasn’t going…


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