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January 29, 2014
All the experts say evolution story lacks WHAT!?
Define terms. Identify sources. The best journalism recognizes the importance of doing both — particularly...
January 22, 2014
Is pro-life state of the union homily a story? In Francis era?
As I type this with my cold fingers (starting at about 12:30 p.m.), the sun...
January 11, 2014
NYTimes mostly ‘gets it’ on German schools and Islam
A few days ago, George Conger took to this space to "bury" The New York Times...
January 07, 2014
Are there different versions of Islam’s Quran?
DUANE ASKS: Are there different versions of the Quran or just different interpretations of the...
January 06, 2014
Is new Calvinism new news for the New York Times?
Mark Antony: Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears; I come to bury Caesar, not...
January 05, 2014
Grantland gets the ghosts in the Baylor football saga
Regular readers will know that I have been arguing, for quite some time now, that...
December 21, 2013
That oh-so-predictable CNN article on ducks and doctrine
So color me confused. At the moment, CNN is hailing this article -- "Does Phil...
December 16, 2013
So which Bible version is really the most authentic?
DUANE ASKS: There are many different versions of the Bible: King James, New International Version,...
December 13, 2013
NYTimes: ‘On Religion’ columnist commits … journalism!
Yes, that headline is written with tongue somewhat in cheek: The New York Times' "On...
December 08, 2013
Baylor’s Art Briles: Diehard Texan and what else?
Try to imagine national-level journalists writing about how a coach does or does not fit...
December 04, 2013
Did Father Donald Timone ever say, ‘Pray away the gay’?
Not that long ago, our own Mark Kellner took at look at the New York...
November 25, 2013
Hobby Lobby, the Little Sisters of the Poor and the NYTimes
As a rule, conflicts between church and state are extremely complex and often produce headaches,...
November 22, 2013
Concerning C.S. Lewis, Christian apologist (not theologian)
The mistake showed up in news reports so often that it almost became normal, which...
November 21, 2013
Deja vu: NYTimes Slams Catholics For Being Catholic
It numbers a recent U.S. Postmaster General (John Potter), and a current associate justice of...
November 20, 2013
Is adjunct academia indeed the devil’s bargain?
All the necessary components were there: 83-year-old woman, beloved and career adjunct professor, cancer patient,...
November 08, 2013
That holy ghost in Baylor head coach’s guilt and grief
Right now, Baylor University coach Art Briles is one of the hottest leaders in college...
November 05, 2013
Yo! NYPost! Did that school have a Catholic covenant?
This story is getting very, very familiar and it's clear that these lawsuits are happening...
November 03, 2013
The Merc is shocked, shocked, by Santa Clara U move
There's nothing the mainstream press likes more than a controversy, even if it has to...
November 03, 2013
C.S. Lewis the occultist and other rather obvious errors
Here's a dirty little secret that reporters don't want you to know. When writing the...
October 31, 2013
WPost examines the demons (and a ghost) in ‘The Exorcist’
It's that time of year again, the time when reporters keep trying to reach author...
October 31, 2013
Why did Time fabricate a quote? Correct
"Jerry, just remember. It's not a lie if you believe it." George Costanza, "The Beard",...
October 22, 2013
Baptist pro: Don’t meet the press, unless you want to
Here's an interesting piece of church-crisis communications advice: Don't take your story to the press. In...
October 20, 2013
The return of Baylor football, minus all that Baptist stuff
Way back when I was in college, soon after the cooling of the earth's crust,...
October 14, 2013
Catholic university acts, well, Catholic — media stunned
"Is the pope Catholic?" is an old question, suggesting a rather obvious answer. Of course the...
October 14, 2013
Is the ‘New Atheism’ any different from old atheism?
BETH ASKS: Are there any substantive differences between traditional atheism vs. what is called “New...
October 11, 2013
Still falling for ‘The Exorcist,’ 40 years later
Long ago, pre-Internet, some researchers tried to find out which movie had the greatest spiritual...
October 08, 2013
NYTimes offers tales of two very different Christian colleges
The Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, Louisiana, has had a reputation as one of the...
October 07, 2013
Hey, LA Times, there’s more to HHS fight than Hobby Lobby
First things first: I have to admit that I almost choked on my diet cherry...
October 01, 2013
NYTimes reverts to using vague labels in Texas science war
It's time for a GetReligion post linked to press coverage of biology, textbooks, God and...
September 30, 2013
To use or not to use: Journalists and the word ‘Islam’
Do you ever get the impression, when reading mainstream news stories, that some editors have...
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