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July 30, 2014
Are Catholics about to loosen Communion rules?
The professional skill of a reporter can be tested by his abilities to weigh the...
July 19, 2014
Calvin the Fundamentalist and other General Synod myths
Monday's vote by the General Synod to allow women bishops has put the Church of...
July 13, 2014
Resistance to the Guardian is futile
The General Synod of the Church of England -- the legislative organ of the Protestant...
July 10, 2014
Wrestling with that old Anglican timeline, in South Carolina
Anyone who follows news on the religion beat knows the drill when it comes to...
July 05, 2014
You can confess — but not to an Anglican priest
The Adelaide Advertiser reports the Anglican Church of Australia has lifted the veil of secrecy...
July 03, 2014
So, are there unique Episcopal saints or not?
Noticing some fair-haired children in the slave market one morning, Pope Gregory, the memorable pope,...
June 26, 2014
Pod people: Sometimes editors really need to do the math
I have never been much of a math guy, but sometimes you have to see...
June 22, 2014
Who is an evangelical? Who isn’t? Who says so?
Having thus, according to his own opinion, explained how a clergyman should show himself approved...
June 14, 2014
Got news? Yes, there was a funeral for Ann B. Davis
I realize that I have written two GetReligion posts (here and then here) about the...
June 13, 2014
To be ‘killed, crucified or have their hands and feet cut off’ …
At this point in the growing Iraq crisis, I think it is safe to say...
June 09, 2014
Ann B. Davis: True heroine of alternative families?
My recent GetReligion piece on the life and ministry of actress Ann B. Davis, a...
June 02, 2014
Memory eternal: The life and quiet ministry of ‘Ann B.’
One of the complicated subjects that religion-beat professionals talk about behind the scenes, if they...
May 22, 2014
On St. Ruth and the state of Fleet Street religion news
Sad news to report from the Press Gazette, the trade newspaper for British journalism. On May...
May 03, 2014
It’s a mystery: Kicking a cardinal — Guardian-style
Who is the target in this story from The Guardian on the gay marriage vote...
May 01, 2014
African simony assertions from Religion News Service
As a good Protestant (in an Anglican context, of course), I reject the doctrine of...
April 23, 2014
Easter season, check … Chip away at basic beliefs, check
You know all of those news articles you see published every year at Ramadan that...
April 21, 2014
Nice but, at times, confusing news on Virginia Anglican wars
Inspiring, uplifting stories have been hard to find in recent decades in the world of...
April 21, 2014
Here we go again: So was Jesus married or what?
JANET ASKS: What is your opinion on the historicity of the ancient text mentioning Jesus’...
April 17, 2014
Two forgiveness stories that are worth your time
Forgiveness has been making a lot of headlines lately, at least it seems to me....
April 12, 2014
WPost: Confessions of a (liberal) Christian film critic
The following observations have little to do with the normal work that we do here...
April 08, 2014
Baby boomers and (some) traditions for ‘green’ funerals
The other day I wrote a post noting that, in addition to sex, drugs and...
April 01, 2014
So how many gay bishops are there in England?
Spinning a news story is not as easy as it seems. Too light a touch...
March 30, 2014
Is Christopher Senyonjo a gay martyr or gay icon?
The Associated Press has a story out today on a former bishop of the Church...
March 26, 2014
Burn baby burn!
Outrage is a tricky thing. The worldview a reporter brings to the coverage of a...
March 10, 2014
No Popery please, we’re British
From way down under, the North Island of New Zealand to be precise, comes a...
March 07, 2014
One thing wrong with that ‘give up one thing for Lent’ thing
I don't know precisely when it happened, but somewhere during the past decade or two...
February 27, 2014
Sausage making and news reporting on Zanzibar
Otto von Bismark's reputed maxim: "Laws are like sausages — it is best not to...
February 18, 2014
Miscues in news on gay blessings and marriage from London
The Valentine's Day statement from the House of Bishops of the Church of England on...
February 04, 2014
Jim Davis agrees to join GetReligion’s thriving Florida bureau
EDITOR'S NOTE: What can I say? When I lived in South Florida this guy was...
January 28, 2014
So what is happening with Anglican gay marriage?
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