Sightings Articles

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
Walden Revisited

Religion and Literature | america | social justice

Thoreau's Ethics of Delight

Walden's religious quest for justice in a life of simple pleasures

March 11, 2021
Warnock speaking at Ebenezer Baptist

Black Church | political religion | social justice

Georgia's Senate Elections and the Life of the Black Church

Senator-elect Warnock's victory shows that the institution that led the fight for civil rights has just as much vitality as ever

January 7, 2021
Pope Francis

Pope Francis | Catholicism | social justice | conservatism

Catholicism and its Disconnects

The most recent Papal encyclical highlights longstanding fault lines in contemporary Catholicism

November 16, 2020
First labor day parade in New York City, 1882

working class | Social Gospel | social justice | Religious Left

Labor Sunday

How American clergy in the 1920s turned from solidarity with workers to the mythology of the Good Christian Businessman

September 7, 2020

mission trips | social justice | post-colonialism | Christian tourism | spiritual experience | compassion | globalizing economy | pilgrimage

I Survived a Short Term Mission Trip to Honduras! -- Brian Howell

This past summer, as I waited for my plane in Tegucigalpa, I browsed one of the airport’s many gift shops looking for something for my 14-year-old son and found, among the soccer jerseys and dried toads, a bright orange T-shirt emblazoned with a colo...

September 18, 2014