Sightings Articles


Coronavirus | political religion | Roman Catholicism | protests

A Year to Mask and Unmask

What the pandemic has concealed and revealed about the conditions of possibility for our society...

June 28, 2021
Dr. Manette

Religion and Literature | university life | study of religion | Students | Coronavirus

A Tale of Two Classrooms: Impressions of an Academic Year

Even in extraordinary times, Dickens reminds us to exercise caution around superlatives...

June 21, 2021
A road sign with an arrow pointing left has been altered with graffiti to point right

adaptation | Coronavirus | obituaries | imagination

Think Again: Religion in the Wake of the Pandemic

Covid has given us a chance to rethink and reinvigorate our traditions, and we cannot afford to waste it...

June 14, 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

Coronavirus | ethics | society | social issues


The social effects of wearing a moral choice on our face...

May 17, 2021

William James | Coronavirus | Mental Health | hope

Return to Life

As we slowly re-emerge from a very difficult year, William James's pragmatism offers some wisdom...

May 10, 2021

baseball | Sacred Time | Mircea Eliade | Coronavirus

A Paean for Paradise: Baseball Season

Eliade's sacred time and America's favorite pastime...

May 6, 2021

Community | Coronavirus | difference

Saturday Night

The dancefloor cultivates a key community virtue...

April 29, 2021
earth viewed from space

stewardship of the earth | environment | social justice | Coronavirus

Will There Be Life On Earth?

An Earth Day reflection on trusting our eyes...

April 22, 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