Craig Detweiler draws on art history, psychology, and religion to argue that staring at ourselves can be an act of faith.
Glimpses into the faith of snake-handling holiness Christians
Fiction and photographs offer nuanced depictions of conflict.
Theologies of entitlement, enslaving, and extinguishing indigenous communities have shaped policy since the 15th century.
In a gallery or on Instagram, a camera's lens poses ethical questions.
Like Dmitri Karamazov, Robert Mapplethorpe knows that the beautiful is a battleground—and he's happy to play on the devil's side.
I grew up around art and a few artists. I looked to people who had a reverence for the world at large. A natural contemplative awareness developed, as in many children before it is covered over. Call it awe, which Abraham Heschel describes as an “intuition for the dignity of all things, a realization that things not only are what they are but also stand, however remotely, for something supreme.” No wonder I became both a photographer and an Episcopal deacon.