Sightings Articles

rural life

Sighting Farm Religion

“The Ruin of Farm Country,” a headline in Thursday’s New York Times, would ordinarily draw little notice. Only two percent of American citizens farm, and they may seem as remote as Afghanistan to urbanites today. Add in another five or ten percent fo...

July 30, 2018

church attendance | consumerism | rural life | suburban churches | U.S. religion


Tradition compels us to close shop at Sightings for August, but we hope and intend to be back to greet September, ff., with you. However, we keep thinking of one special fact in the human condition and situation: sooner or later, every thing on earth...

July 31, 2017

Midwest | decline | rural life | imagination | adaptation | enterprise

The Ups and Downs of Religion

Those (of us) who do sightings of religion in public life are schooled to notice not only the “what” of religious phenomena and happenings, but also the “where” of each....

January 25, 2016