Sightings Articles

Spring at Arlington

memorial | america | Civil Religion | hope

America the Imperfect, America the Beautiful

A veteran's reflection on the meaning of Memorial Day

May 31, 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
Mask

Coronavirus | ethics | society | social issues

Masks

The social effects of wearing a moral choice on our face

May 17, 2021
lighthouse

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
Destino

baseball | Sacred Time | Mircea Eliade | Coronavirus

A Paean for Paradise: Baseball Season

Eliade's sacred time and America's favorite pastime

May 6, 2021
Steppenwolf

Religion and Literature | pop culture | Thomas Aquinas | evil

The Moral Emptiness of Zack Snyder's Justice League

Understanding what makes a movie villain compelling (or not), with a little help from Thomas Aquinas

May 3, 2021
Rave

Community | Coronavirus | difference

Saturday Night

The dancefloor cultivates a key community virtue

April 29, 2021