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January 20, 2014
Oh, those religious fund-raisers
GRETCHEN ASKS: (Paraphrasing) She attended a fund-raising event for an unnamed organization where a slide...
December 19, 2013
AP skirts key element of ‘tips for Jesus’ story
As anyone who's done it can testify -- or, to be candid, so I've heard...
December 01, 2013
AP’s not-too-religious airport chaplain story
The entire long Thanksgiving weekend, it's widely reported, is the busiest air-travel season in the...
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 11, 2013
Does help for communities justify churches’ tax exemption?
GORDON ASKS: (Paraphrased) Secularists challenge tax exemptions for houses of worship, saying this denies valuable...
November 08, 2013
Surprise! A same-sex marriage story that gets religion
For the latest Christian Chronicle, I wrote a news story on judicial authorities in the Pacific...
November 01, 2013
Is Columbia, Md., really a spirit-enriching secular city?
I am not a huge fan of Utopian visions, but I have always had a...
November 01, 2013
Ghosts in blue-state — er, red-state — West Virginia?
There's a lot to digest in the Washington Post's nearly 4,000-word political road trip to West...
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 05, 2013
When religious liberty clashes with gay rights
This was the headline on a Wall Street Journal story this week: Some Businesses Balk...
September 21, 2013
The ‘exceptional importance’ of the Hobby Lobby case
It's no surprise that the "Hobby Lobby" case is in the news. The valid headlines...
August 29, 2013
On poverty, race, families and Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan
Other than arguments about the United States becoming entangled in Syria, and Miley Cyrus coming...
August 28, 2013
Pod people: What’s religion got to do with Egyptian tourism?
In the wake of the events of 9/11, I had the honor of taking part...
August 06, 2013
Yay! Dallas paper examines heart and soul
It's becoming clear that The Dallas Morning News has no regard for the F-word. Faith,...
July 31, 2013
Kudos for Quartz’s coverage of business and religion
“Business is religion, and religion is business,” said Maltbie Babcock. “The man who does not...
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 09, 2013
Another religious holiday commercialized
I remember a sermon where a pastor pointed out that if it weren't for commercialization...
June 29, 2013
Same-sex marriage and a conscience clash, via CNN
In light of the U.S. Supreme Court decisions on same-sex marriage, CNN's "Belief Blog" features an...
June 27, 2013
Obamacare, Medicaid, God and cameo journalism
In a rapidly changing media environment, news organizations must learn to do more with less....
May 28, 2013
Pope Francis’ affinity for liberation theology — wait, what?
For this post, we're not going to critique past the first sentence of this New...
May 16, 2013
Victoria’s Secret is way sexier than faith details
At first glance, the current mini-wave of news coverage of former underwear model Kylie Bisutti...
April 29, 2013
Secular-sacred union between Washington state hospitals
Suffice it to say that your GetReligionistas frequently receive emails that sound something like this:...
April 11, 2013
Evangelicals and immigration: Real data, real voices
A quick review before I get to the point of this post: • Back in...
March 21, 2013
Hey CNN: Ghosts in the ties that bind Cyprus and Russia
So I'm sitting in a restaurant eating my lunch and, up on the wall, the...
March 07, 2013
The new evangelical Goliath? Online ed at Liberty U
Back in November, The New York Times produced a downright nauseating account of Liberty University's...
February 20, 2013
Bang! Bang! Hey, eat some cotton candy!
A front-page headline on the print edition of USA Today that landed in my driveway...
February 02, 2013
Don’t have a cow over Chick-fil-A, man!
My post on the unlikely friendship between Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy and Campus Pride executive...
January 12, 2013
Meet Christian financial guru Dave Ramsey, minus the faith
A decade ago, as a Tennessee-based religion and enterprise writer for The Associated Press, I...
December 15, 2012
Pod people: Forgiveness is such a simple word
Forgiveness is such a simple word But it's so hard to do when you've been...
December 12, 2012
Ho ho ho and Merry F-word!
On its Money section cover today, USA Today celebrates a business that's using an R-rated word...
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