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January 21, 2014
Religion ghosts in the politics of abortion? Obviously …
It happens at least once a year. A GetReligionista will write a post about media...
January 16, 2014
Where’s the religion at Washington’s National Cathedral?
The financial difficulties facing the Washington National Cathedral were the subject of a local news...
January 07, 2014
Daily Mail: Welby ‘casts out sin’ in new baptismal rite — not
In my opinion, looking to London's Daily Mail for religion news coverage is rather like looking...
December 27, 2013
WPost discovers the bleeding obvious about liturgy today
Basil Fawlty: Can't we get you on Mastermind, Sybil? Next contestant: Mrs. Sybil Fawlty from...
December 19, 2013
The Independent asks why report when you can reprint PR?
How do you respond to a smear? If you are the Independent you respond with...
December 07, 2013
Is the media missing out on African-American church news?
Hell hath no fury like a reporter scorned, is my version of the traditional proverb....
November 26, 2013
CBS discovers the Catholic priest shortage
I am reaching back a bit into my guilt file -- stories I want to...
November 24, 2013
NYTimes: Mouseketeer-turned-Pagan-turned-Christian trip
One of the staples of evangelical Christianity -- at least so far as I can...
November 23, 2013
For BBC, Doctor Who faith is real, but never really Christmas
“Go forward in all your beliefs and prove to me that I am not mistaken...
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
Mau-mauing The Times of London
The Archbishop of Canterbury has stated the Church of England was moving away from using...
November 19, 2013
Oh, those pagan Irish Anglicans?
Was it a case of good manners? Did the editors at The Irish Times print...
November 15, 2013
Pod people: Don’t mess with C.S. Lewis
This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with...
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...
November 02, 2013
Pod people: Does it matter if celebrities/royals have faith?
As the old saying goes, Americans don't have a royal family. We have celebrities. We...
October 25, 2013
Could Prince George’s baptism rekindle rite among British?
It would be impossible to compare coverage among major news outlets, so plentiful have been...
October 21, 2013
The BBC and the perils of press releases
The BBC's internet news division stumbled badly this week in its initial report on a...
October 18, 2013
Pod people: Are Christians crazy, or just stupid?
There is little new under the sun when it comes to anti-theistic arguments. Whether it...
October 15, 2013
Bravo, Boston Globe: An Episcopal anti-violence winner
I love a good story. Thanks to Lisa Wangsness, Godbeat writer for the Boston Globe, I...
October 11, 2013
Memories of Jack Spong (as opposed to hagiography)
Many years had elapsed during which nothing of Combray, save what was comprised in the...
October 09, 2013
Warming the chair? WSJ laments the loss of the pew
It's five minutes past the hour, and you're late for services. The cat insisted on...
October 07, 2013
Unforced Anglican errors from The Telegraph
The Telegraph has waded into the waters of international Anglican affairs -- and I'm afraid...
September 26, 2013
Got news? Pope Francis speaks — this time the media blink
It's safe to assume that, at this moment in time, Pope Francis is a rock...
September 25, 2013
God, guns but not gays from The Independent
Hypocrisy pays. Reading about the foibles of the great and good, the rich and famous...
September 24, 2013
Rise of the tiny church, with its no-cost clergyperson
In recent decades mainstream journalists have spilled oceans of ink -- with good cause --...
September 22, 2013
Terrorists shred faithful at generic Pakistani church
Yesterday was Kenya and, of course, the killing there isn't over yet. Today, there is...
September 20, 2013
Intended consequences — The Times & Jewish Jerusalem
Choosing determines all human decisions. In making his choice man chooses not only between various...
September 16, 2013
Baltimore Sun looks at art and religion, but not really
From the beginning of this weblog, your GetReligionistas have urged mainstream newsrooms to do a...
September 15, 2013
Closer to God than all the diagrams in the world
An obituary of Father Robert F. Capon in the New York Times? Sounds great. It...
September 12, 2013
Dawkins talks 2.0, and Anglicans just can’t catch a break
There he goes, there he goes again. At the moment, the Rt. anti-Rev. Richard Dawkins...
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