It is a new year, and Martin Marty is out and about sighting things religious and secular. In his opening salvo for the year, he takes note of those who seek to find some sense of meaning in the region between secularist partisans on one side who see anything religious being foolishness, and those on the other end of the spectrum who allow nothing that is not "sacred." He takes note of several expressions of religious sensibility living within the broader culture, bearing witness to the transcendent. I invite you to take a read and consider what it means to live in this middle space. I want to commend the Martin Marty Center and the University of Chicago Divinity School for making these columns available --- and allow we bloggers to repost!