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October 06, 2013
Another haunted story about Ravens locker room faith
At this point, fans who pay close attention to the Baltimore Ravens are contemplating a...
October 04, 2013
Pod people: Deja vu on global persecution of Christians
As a rule, I don't discuss the contents of one of my new Scripps Howard...
October 03, 2013
Tom Clancy: That Baltimore Catholic and his generic beliefs
As I have mentioned many times, Baltimore culture is both historically Catholic and very liberal...
September 11, 2013
Pod people: How not to write an attack piece
On one long winter workday in camp, as I was lugging a wheelbarrow together with...
August 06, 2013
USA Today offers faith-free look at meditation, stress
Journalists who try to cover the life and teachings of Deepak Chopra always face the...
July 29, 2013
Snickering at FoxNews while getting duped by ‘Zealot’ author
Many of us who came of age during the birth of New Media are reflexively...
July 27, 2013
NYT front page discovers the most popular Bible app
Hey, guess what? If you want to read the Bible online, there's an app for...
July 26, 2013
NPR’s curiously biased quest for the historical Jesus
Did you know that Jesus wasn't really God? Despite what his disciples claim, he never...
June 02, 2013
The theology in all those Father Greeley sex scenes
Much like his friend (historian, not theologian) Martin Marty, the prominent sociologist (not theologian) Father...
May 31, 2013
Pod people: Presby-speak again
The meaningless drivel that passes for public language these days was the major theme of my...
May 30, 2013
The big questions facing that out gay Catholic priest
It is my experience, through my decades on the religion beat, that liberal Catholics genuinely...
May 27, 2013
Gosh! Finding meaning in great Russian literature?
I spent most of last week on the other side of the planet (a Media...
March 04, 2013
Inside the History Channel’s epic TV miniseries ‘The Bible’
This is one of those GetReligion follow-up posts where we basically say, "See, was that...
February 26, 2013
What, precisely, makes Stephenie Meyer so important? (updated)
I need some help, folks. My goal is to find that classic Washington Post piece...
December 31, 2012
WWROD: When reporters fail to get religion ….
A quick online confession: Yes, I am "Terry in D.C." You see, while I am...
December 28, 2012
Jesus of Nazareth (maybe)
When does a story grow stale? Does the length of time between first publication of...
December 10, 2012
Should Fox News be telling you to lie and steal?
I realize I'm the fuddy duddy around here who is always telling kids to get...
December 02, 2012
Washington Post’s ghostly top 50 list
It's that time of year when media outlets put out their best of the year...
November 22, 2012
The Pope hates Christmas
Breaking news from the Telegraph ... the newspaper's Rome reporter reports that one Joseph Ratzinger,...
November 20, 2012
Marco Rubio and the media’s curiously inconsistent approach to science
I wonder if any of our readers have read Thomas Nagel's new book Mind and...
November 19, 2012
CNN on the superstar Stanleys: The ties that blind
Suffice it to say that I started working my way onto the religion-news beat in...
November 14, 2012
Peter Beinart and the powerful, but voiceless, Jews of Atlanta
The New York Times published an interesting story about the Atlanta Jewish Book Festival ("Jewish...
October 24, 2012
What has God got to do with drones?
"It became necessary to destroy the town to save it,"a United States major said today....
October 15, 2012
Dear Brother Powers (a parody)
From the desk of Ayatollah Hassan Sanei Expediency Discernment Council, Tehran Mr. John Powers c
October 11, 2012
ABC on Jesus the sky pixie
Lenin lived, Lenin lives, Lenin will live! These words close Vladimir Mayakovsky’s 1924 poem "Vladimir...
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
Time to pin new label on Brian McLaren?
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