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March 05, 2013
Covering Cal Baptist, MTV, the law and gender identity
Here we go again, once more into the legal thicket that surrounds private colleges and...
March 01, 2013
Bishop enforces Catholic doctrine; press goes, ‘Wha …?’
A regular reader who is an active Catholic recently sent us a URL to an...
February 06, 2013
Ghosts crowding in on drone stories
If I weren't so sick I would have already done this but in the days...
January 30, 2013
WWROD: Why do Episcopalians get so much ink?
That "religion guy" -- Richard Ostling, formerly of Time and AP -- has a post...
January 29, 2013
When is it OK to burn Islamic texts?
We've been critiquing the good and bad coverage of what's been happening to Mali in...
January 25, 2013
Time for the “March for Life” media debate (updated)
It's that time again -- time for the annual debate about media bias in mainstream...
January 23, 2013
Stenography vs. reporting: ‘Bias’ in the Lone Star State
Just the other night, I was watching an old episode of "The West Wing," one...
January 17, 2013
Manti Te’o, fake girlfriends and confirmation bias
Way back in my guilt file is a story I wanted to highlight from CNN...
January 08, 2013
Concerning the new Stanford chaplain for campus atheists
Once upon a time, some of the best church-state minds in American life went toe...
December 27, 2012
Bear QB after RGIII keeps the vague faith
As we roll through the semi-holy football season of minor bowls, I am happy to...
December 19, 2012
Christians are numerous. What’s their problem?
Yesterday, Pew came out with a new "Global Religious Landscape" report. Much of the media...
December 08, 2012
On same-sex marriage: What is the chief justice thinking?
People who study the dynamics of this U.S. Supreme Court have, from the get-go, assumed...
December 07, 2012
West Point cadet quits, citing religion
I've long been fascinated by stories about religious practice at the service academies. My brother...
November 29, 2012
Richard Ostling — finally! — sets up an online camp
Anyone who has followed GetReligion for very long knows what the letters WWROD stand for....
November 25, 2012
Times team laughs at all those bitter Texans
Since I grew up in a solidly Baylor family, I have always understood why the...
November 22, 2012
The Pope hates Christmas
Breaking news from the Telegraph ... the newspaper's Rome reporter reports that one Joseph Ratzinger,...
November 22, 2012
Jack Taylor’s 138-point game and the Gospel of Matthew
Even though I'm not a big basketball fan, I've had a lot of fun with...
November 19, 2012
Tough to understand Tufts evangelicals
The Boston Globe reported last week on an evangelical student group at Tufts University facing...
November 01, 2012
News Corp. discovers the atonement is child abuse
Did you know the atonement was a form of divine child abuse? Spend some time...
October 30, 2012
Serious story on separation of yoga and state
When I saw this story come in (clicking on a URL from a reader), I...
October 18, 2012
Church angles matter, in Prince George’s County
The state of Maryland is bluer than blue, when it comes to politics, so it's...
October 17, 2012
On sex: Smart black Christians vs. you know who
Brace yourselves, GetReligion readers. I am about to do something shocking. I would like to...
October 17, 2012
About that Jesus’ wife thing (Part 2)
Yesterday we noted some of the micro-problems with the latest story that was to shake...
October 16, 2012
About the whole Jesus’ wife thing (Part 1)
Remember that front page New York Times story about Jesus' wife? Yeah, about that ......
October 11, 2012
Baylor grad pushes app for cheaters?
A long, long time ago, I was a journalism major at Baylor University, which, as...
October 04, 2012
Warning! Mixing theology, canon law and ink is difficult
When it comes to the nuts and bolts of journalism, the task that terrifies my...
September 26, 2012
God forbid, an 8 percent increase in dubious claims
During the political conventions a few weeks ago, we commented on some disparate coverage of...
September 24, 2012
Editing the soul out of Steubenville, Ohio
When a feature story dominates the Sunday front page of The Washington Post, you know...
September 19, 2012
Oh, for a follow-up question to Justice Thomas
Anyone who has ever tried to do media criticism knows that it is so, so...
September 19, 2012
Christmas comes early with ‘Jesus’ wife’ story
Readers of GetReligion are familiar with that mainstream media holiday tradition of releasing news stories...
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