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August 01, 2014
Same as it ever was: It’s time for a new, old GetReligion
You know that whole Christmas in July thing, when stores and other groups have fun...
July 12, 2014
Pod people: Grading the grades on Supreme Court coverage
After two recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings, I tried a different approach to analyzing some...
June 15, 2014
A touching Father’s Day profile from down in Georgia
It's Father's Day (and I need a nap after the special lunch my wife made),...
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 27, 2014
Hey Bible Belt believer: Why do YOU persecute atheists?
Confession: I live in the Bible Belt. Even worse, I'm a — gulp — conservative...
May 15, 2014
How much religion news can fit in 300-500 words?
Given your short attention span, I'll make this brief. And I'll get right to the...
May 10, 2014
Getting a feel for the whole elephant in that Mississippi law
You know that ancient story about the blind men groping their way around an elephant?...
April 30, 2014
Journalism, religion and a botched execution in Oklahoma
What was it like? How do you feel? Years ago, when I covered the state...
April 18, 2014
New York critics, heaven and a very busy religion week
OK, think of all of the stereotypes that you have heard about elite critics in...
April 15, 2014
Politics, sin and serious reporting in La. bayou country
As I've shared before, I spent a few years of my early childhood in West...
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...
March 21, 2014
Boo! No ghosts in WSJ coverage of rural-urban divide
In a 2006 column about my grandparents, I reflected on my rural upbringing: I close...
March 02, 2014
Pod people: Continuing the Elevation Church debate
At this point, I am not sure what the Rev. Steven Furtick was thinking when...
March 01, 2014
Half-naked dancers and public prayers in Oklahoma City
"Gonna wear my Thunderwear in Times Square." My friend Randy Roper, the preaching minister for my...
February 28, 2014
Got news? So what’s RFRA got to do with Arizona?
For the past 20 years or so, while watching more and more debates over the...
February 26, 2014
Mea culpa: Houston, this time the problem was me
I screwed up. In a post Tuesday, I reported wrongly that the Houston Chronicle managed only...
February 06, 2014
The Guardian: Ridiculing the saints, the Virgin and prayer
Why do we fight? Why do we write? What motivates our editor tmatt and the...
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 20, 2014
NYTimes offers labels-free look at key free-speech fight
Anyone who has read GetReligion for, oh, more than a week knows that we are...
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 02, 2014
Are there any culture wars inside the Great Gray Lady?
Here's a safe prediction for 2014: Look for another year with tough culture wars cases...
December 28, 2013
Pod people: What was top 2013 story for Pope Francis?
I am sure that GetReligion readers will be shocked, shocked to know that the Godbeat...
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 25, 2013
Your GetReligion Christmas news bundle (turn, turn, turn)
As you would expect, your GetReligionistas do our fair share of traveling and celebrating during...
December 14, 2013
Eye to eye with Mother Teresa (farewell to Scripps)
A couple of weeks ago, I flew the black religion-beat flag here at GetReligion to...
December 13, 2013
Pope Francis and the press: What Elizabeth Tenety said!
First came the religion-beat buzz about Pope Francis being named Person of the Year by...
December 06, 2013
WSJ gets the tone right on Holocaust survivor story
There's so much bad reporting about religion and religion-related stories these days -- the continual...
December 06, 2013
The Methodist roots of Nelson Mandela
Comrade. Leader. Prisoner. Negotiator. Statesman. A giant banner outside the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg —...
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...
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