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The ‘Trump Train’ Cartoon Is Not A Violence Dog Whistle

My article appears in The Federalist.

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Art Institute exhibit illustrates Gauguin’s eclectic spirituality

My article appears in Chicago Catholic. Here’s the lede: When Paul Gauguin arrived in Tahiti in 1981 sporting long hair and a wide-brimmed hat, the French, post-impressionist painter expected a culture that the West had largely left untainted. But the locals he met, who called him “taata vahine” (man-woman), weren’t noble savages. “From his experience […]

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Can Art Shed Light on the Ethics of Capital Punishment?

My article appears in Sojourners magazine

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Despite smuggled antiquities purchase, some say criticism of Bible museum is unfair

My article “Despite smuggled antiquities purchase, some say criticism of Bible museum is unfair” appears in Religion News Service. (It has also run in The Salt Lake Tribune and the Baptist Standard, and was mentioned on several blogs: PaleoJudaica.com, Zwinglius Redivivus, and The Way of Improvement Leads Home.)

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Artist’s drawing of a herring on a bialy gains an audience in Bialystok — and Hollywood

My article “Artist’s drawing of a herring on a bialy gains an audience in Bialystok — and Hollywood,” which draws upon an interview with Mel Brooks, appears in Religion News Service.

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(Playboy) “How Realistic Are ‘Game of Thrones’ Battle Scenes?”

My article “How Realistic Are ‘Game of Thrones’ Battle Scenes?” appears in Playboy magazine.

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De Stijl, the movement of Mondrian, turns 100 (NCR)

My article “De Stijl, the movement of Mondrian, turns 100” appears in National Catholic Reporter. Here’s the lede: Piet Mondrian’s signature later style — red, blue and yellow rectangles embedded within a black grid — surfaces everywhere. It adorns the Partridge Family bus, it inspired the introduction of 1998 film “You’ve Got Mail,” and it […]

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Collection tells early American religious history (NCR)

My article “Collection tells early American religious history,” about the National Museum of American History’s exhibit “Religion in Early America,” appears in National Catholic Reporter.

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(Sojourners) Iowa is Known for Its Politics, But What About Religious Diversity?

My article “Iowa is Known for Its Politics, But What About Religious Diversity?” appears in Sojourners magazine.

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Overcoming church’s negative past in Spain (National Catholic Reporter)

My article “Overcoming church’s negative past in Spain” appears in National Catholic Reporter. Here’s the lede: TOLEDO, SPAIN “Alas the synagogues, fallen to ruins, where kites and vultures have nested; for the children of Israel have departed,” wrote Ya’aqob Albeneh in a 1391 poem. He was describing a pogrom, which he survived, that began in […]

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