New Year, Old Topics, Resolutions.
One common misperception in our society is that somehow religion is peripheral to the culture around us. Some of this may be in unapologetic biases toward anything nonsecular. Sightings from The Martin Marty Center seeks to identify religious issues in our current culture.
The archives go back to 1999. Some of the topics in 2007 included global warming, the movie, The Golden Compass, The new Atheists, Obama's Faith, and Musicians in Black Churches or lack thereof. Subscribers are invited to submit topics as well. While these op/eds are not primary sources, they help provide the missing dimension --or links to them--many of our students want to find for papers.
Resolved: To provide more links to religious materials on popular culture.