Sightings Articles

Alfred North Whitehead

philosophy of mind | Community | Science | science vs. religion | faith

Alfred North Whitehead and the "Facts"

How an old philosophical trap continues to ensnare us today

June 3, 2021
the land of israel

ethics | Debt | Hebrew Bible | social issues | Community

Debt and the Land

The ethics of debt forgiveness have to account for more than just the debtor-creditor relationship

May 27, 2021
mirror on the wall

Community | nationalism | Reinhold Niebuhr | selfies

Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall: On National Self-Understanding

Can we overcome our collective illusions about ourselves?

May 24, 2021
fan protest

Sports | pop culture | Community | Coronavirus | global church

A Community Near and Far

What the failure of the European Super League can teach religious communities

May 20, 2021
Rave

Community | Coronavirus | difference

Saturday Night

The dancefloor cultivates a key community virtue

April 29, 2021
Imam leading virtual prayer service

Islam | Community | modernity | Coronavirus

Ramadan in a Changing World

Observing the fast with traditions old and new

April 15, 2021
train party

Coronavirus | Community | church

How to Throw a Party in a Pandemic

Pastoral reflections on sharing good news in difficult times

March 18, 2021
Talmud

Judaism | Coronavirus | Community

All Israel is Bound Together

Conversion and accessibility in the digital age

February 18, 2021
Biden Oath

political religion | Rituals | Community

The Blessed Return of Going Through the Motions

President Biden's inauguration and the rituals of normalcy

February 4, 2021
Nixon Kennedy debate

political religion | Community | Technology

Common Sense and the 2020 Election

How do screens change our sense of national community?

October 12, 2020