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January 14, 2014
NYTimes late to the story on ‘Women at the Pulpit’
Proving that when there isn't really news, one can perhaps manufacture some, The New York Times...
January 13, 2014
What M.Z. said: Doctor Who vs. Jesus at BuzzFeed?
First things first: Yes, I am a big Doctor Who fan. Thus, I find the...
January 13, 2014
UK journo’s ‘General’ Salvation Army confusion
London's Telegraph newspaper generally does a serviceable job when reporting on religion, but a recent commentary...
January 08, 2014
Wives, submission, web traffic and Candace Cameron Bure
Candace Cameron Bure, darling of '80s sitcom television, is all grown up. In case you're...
January 06, 2014
Is new Calvinism new news for the New York Times?
Mark Antony: Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears; I come to bury Caesar, not...
January 04, 2014
NPR stumbles on GOP and Darwinian orthodoxy
Here's a shocker, but not really. More Democrats than Republicans believe in evolution, or so...
January 03, 2014
Wait, not all home-schooling is stupid and harmful!?
What she said. Last summer, I did a GetReligion post titled "WPost: Virginia law highlights...
December 27, 2013
Say what?!? Organ music at ‘Duck Dynasty’ church?
The White's Ferry Road Church of Christ in West Monroe, La., is making headlines these...
December 22, 2013
There’s that Baltimore Ravens faith ghost — again
The Baltimore Ravens have been playing some really, really wild football games in recent weeks,...
December 21, 2013
That oh-so-predictable CNN article on ducks and doctrine
So color me confused. At the moment, CNN is hailing this article -- "Does Phil...
December 20, 2013
The Big D’s sex-loving, millionaire megapastor
Would a major network such as A&E really consider a reality series featuring a millionaire...
December 20, 2013
Duck czar: World-class sinner who has been there, done that
A long, long time ago -- pre-World Wide Web -- I wrote a column for...
December 19, 2013
Pondering duck doctrines and our bubble-bound media elite
Let's see. Where should we begin on this oh-so-bizarre morning? What will it be, Pope...
December 18, 2013
Liberal media? Yes, say some journalists
I caught this news via a tweet from Mark Hemingway, half of the former GetReligion...
December 16, 2013
So which Bible version is really the most authentic?
DUANE ASKS: There are many different versions of the Bible: King James, New International Version,...
December 16, 2013
Isn’t that special? Satan pays a visit to the Bible Belt (updated)
When the devil issues a press release, the media pay attention. Satan has stirred a...
December 15, 2013
Pod people: Much ado, nothing new, Merry Christmas to you
Santa scored big in Texas schools this week. Free speech, meanwhile, ruled it a tie....
December 10, 2013
Not 5Q+1: Thoughts from Michael Luo on faith and ink
A long, long time ago, during the gentle, mild reign of GetReligionista Sarah Pulliam Bailey,...
December 08, 2013
Baylor’s Art Briles: Diehard Texan and what else?
Try to imagine national-level journalists writing about how a coach does or does not fit...
December 03, 2013
Joe Jonas unplugged begs for good reporter and editor
Purity rings, an Assembly of God church breakup, suit-wearing and pew-sitting. Mandatory attendance on Sunday...
December 02, 2013
Does God hear prayers from just anyone?
ROBERT ASKS: Do you think God hears, listens to, prayers of anyone? THE GUY RESPONDS: Nobody should...
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 24, 2013
NYTimes: Mouseketeer-turned-Pagan-turned-Christian trip
One of the staples of evangelical Christianity -- at least so far as I can...
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 16, 2013
NYTimes frames snake handler issue — correctly!
Even though The New York Times is the newspaper I sometimes "love to hate" for its...
November 14, 2013
Billy Graham’s 95th birthday bash: Happy or harpy?
In the 1984 hit movie "Sixteen Candles," Molly Ringwald's character, Samantha Baker, awakens on what...
November 10, 2013
CNN goes long to say little about clergy and Obamacare
In Ecclesiastes 12:12b, we read: "Of making many books there is no end, and much...
November 05, 2013
Mainline killed the local church star — paper blinks
The death of a congregation is never pleasant, and the closure of the West Side...
October 24, 2013
Moore of the same, but still a worthy effort
I had a sense of deja vu this week as I clicked on a 2,000-word...
October 22, 2013
Baptist pro: Don’t meet the press, unless you want to
Here's an interesting piece of church-crisis communications advice: Don't take your story to the press. In...
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