All posts in category Christianity

In the wake of Pittsburgh, houses of worship ask how much security is enough

My article “In the wake of Pittsburgh, houses of worship ask how much security is enough” appears in Religion News Service.

Bible museum is first in US to show mile-long illustrated Bible

My article “Bible museum is first in US to show mile-long illustrated Bible” appears in Religion News Service. (The Oakland Press, Mich., has also run the piece.) Here’s the beginning: WASHINGTON (RNS) — Going through his late father’s attic painting studio in 2013, a German banker named Martin Wiedmann was surprised to find a Bible […]

The suit Billy Graham wore on his final crusade in 2005

While reporting a Religion News Service article about a Billy Graham exhibit at Washington’s Museum of the Bible, I noticed wrinkles on the sleeve of the suit, which Billy Graham wore on his last crusade in 2005 and which the Billy Graham Library lent. Graham was not Catholic, but many of the artifacts in the […]

Billy Graham drew less from Old Testament as years went by, new exhibit shows

My article “Billy Graham drew less from Old Testament as years went by, new exhibit shows” appears in Religion News Service. Here’s the beginning: In the 1950s, 1 in 3 verses that Billy Graham used to anchor his sermons came from Jewish Scripture known to Graham — and most Christians — as the Old Testament. […]

Newly-unionized adjuncts sign contract with Fordham University

My article “Newly-unionized adjuncts sign contract with Fordham University” appears in National Catholic Reporter.

Some of Europe’s top tourist destinations are homes to anti-Semitic imagery. What should be done?

My article “Some of Europe’s top tourist destinations are homes to anti-Semitic imagery. What should be done?” appears in America magazine.

Two new art exhibits address earthly spirituality

My latest article “Two new art exhibits address earthly spirituality” appears in National Catholic Reporter.

In His Biblical Scenes, the 17th-Century Dutch Painter Jan Steen Rivals Rembrandt Himself

My article “In His Biblical Scenes, the 17th-Century Dutch Painter Jan Steen Rivals Rembrandt Himself” appears in Mosaic magazine.

Image religious culture journal fires founder Gregory Wolfe, cites accusations

My article “Image religious culture journal fires founder Gregory Wolfe, cites accusations” appears in National Catholic Reporter.

Catholic colleges seek creative solutions in tough times

My article “Catholic colleges seek creative solutions in tough times” appears in National Catholic Reporter.

  • Selected articles

    Bobby Fischer gravestone "Searching for Fischer’s Legacy." Chess Life magazine. March 2018. (PDF file).

    Confederate monuments "Confederate Monuments and the Power of Absence." Religion & Politics. Oct. 2017.

    Jules Olitski star "A Memorial That Knows Its Biblical History." Wall St. Journal. Sept. 22, 2017.

    CIA art collection "Infiltrating the CIA’s Secret Art Collection." Playboy. Jan./Feb. 2017.
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