Phil Davignon

Phil Davignon is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Department Chair at Union University in Jackson, TN. His scholarship explores how the underlying form of modern culture influences religious faith, community, and education. He lives on campus with his wife and three children through Union's Faculty-In-Residence program.

Recent Essays

Truly “Another Life is Possible”

The Bruderhof do not blindly follow the status quo but have chosen to organize their life around simplicity, self-sacrifice, and peace.

Finding Joy in Intentional Community

Intentional community stands as a powerful rebuke to the modern pursuit of the good life: it is not by restlessly seeking to improve our circumstances, but by committing ourselves to a place and people, that joy becomes possible.