Persecution, Martyrdom, and Christian Identity: 7 Questions with Jason Bruner
Jason Bruner For Christian readers, especially those who are familiar with the literature on anti-Christian persecution, I would frame it this way: In whose suffering is Christ present, and why?
Baptismal Fonts and Brew Halls: A Conversation With “The Church Brew Works” Founder Sean Casey
Madison Tarleton Over the course of our conversation, Sean continued to ask, “what do you mean by sacred?”
From the Madness of Reefer to the Ecstatic Bliss of Marijuana: The Rise of Cannabis Churches
Morgan Shipley However, at the heart of THC Ministry is not a commitment to Christ, but to a foundational and sacred right to use cannabis as a means to raise consciousness, to commune with nature, and, maybe most significantly, “live with modesty, good manners, and humbleness.”
An Interview with Jason Francisco, Part 3: Płaszów, A Camp in Its Afterlives
Jason Francisco’s photography spans a variety of subjects and themes, but some of his ongoing projects take on the complexities of memory and loss in Eastern Europe, particularly memory and loss related to the Holocaust. Francisco recently sat down for an interview with Matthew H. Brittingham, an Emory PhD candidate and associate editor at […]
An Interview with Jason Francisco, Part 2: Memory, Remembrance, and Composition
Jason Francisco’s photography spans a variety of subjects and themes, but some of his ongoing projects take on the complexities of memory and loss in Eastern Europe, particularly memory and loss related to the Holocaust.
SM Podcast: Sahil Badruddin Interviews Wajahat Ali
Sahil Badruddin interviews Wajahat Ali in Sacred Matters podcast.
An Interview with Jason Francisco, Part 1: Photographing the “Sacred” in “Alive and Destroyed”
Jason Francisco received his MFA in Photography from Stanford University in 1998 and is presently an Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies at Emory University. Professor Francisco’s photography spans a variety of subjects and themes, but several of his ongoing projects examine the complexities of memory and loss in Eastern Europe, particularly memory […]
Eddie Glaude on Black Religious Life and Politics: Parts 2 and 3
Glaude discusses here how African-American religious life can facilitate a response to political problems and he introduces a key concept called the “value gap,” or, “belief that white people are valued more than others,” from his latest book Democracy in Black.
Eddie Glaude on Race and The American Soul: Part 1
Beginning with a distinction between African American religions and African American religious life, Professor Glaude explains how black religious life and thought have historically entered public discourse to mediate matters of race and justice.
7 Questions for Matthew Avery Sutton
Matthew Avery Sutton I was not terribly interested in defining religion or the sacred. My focus was on how what my subjects would define as their religious beliefs and convictions functioned. I focused on the work that their religion did.