Sightings Articles

A man in a blue shirt and safety goggles adds droplets to a test tube

ethics | Technology | Science | Genetics

Asking the Right Questions about Genetic Engineering

Religious voices are valuable in considering the implications of human genetic engineering....

May 22, 2024
A man carries a child holding a blue balloon decorated as the earth

ethics | climate change | parenthood | kinship

Sustaining Kin in the Climate Crisis: An Earth Day Reflection

As climate change deters more young adults from parenthood, some are finding creative and constructive ways to build relationships with children who are not biologically their own....

April 17, 2024
A collection of IVF fertility drugs on a bedspread

IVF | ethics | care

The Alabama IVF Decision is About Care Work

We must learn to see infertility treatment and queer family building as essential moments of care, and not as unintended casualties of a bigger debate on abortion....

April 11, 2024
Two children in striped shirts look out the window at trees and a brick building.

ethics | environmentalism | anthropocentrism

In Short Measures Life May Perfect Be

If what makes human life sublime is complete, without the need for growth and endurance across time, this is exactly the sort of thinking our planet needs....

February 15, 2024
Black man with cigarette in hand looking pensively off to the right

Trauma | ethics | James Baldwin

James Baldwin and the Cost of Community

Denying that there is persistent brokenness in the world, we have concluded that everything wrong comes from structures that rest on ideologies we oppose. ...

November 9, 2023
Man in suit facing backward with his hand raised in oath

ethics | integrity | George Santos

Lies, Damned Lies, and George Santos

Dismissing Santos' lies endangers truth, accountability, and democracy....

January 27, 2023
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

Coronavirus | ethics | society | social issues


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

May 17, 2021

Coronavirus | ethics

Faith and Disaster

A Kantian reflection on the disconnect between the world of facts and our actions...

November 5, 2020

football | Evangelicals | Catholics | Mike Ditka | ethics


The morality of our national sport....

November 9, 2015