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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 24, 2013
NYTimes: Mouseketeer-turned-Pagan-turned-Christian trip
One of the staples of evangelical Christianity -- at least so far as I can...
November 15, 2013
Story envy, courtesy of the New York Times
I'll just come out and say it: I wish I had written this story. Well...
November 13, 2013
Close to home: Those Godbeat changes hit tmatt
What he said: "I'm glad to hear that Scripps Howard still as a religion writer...
October 23, 2013
Yet another one-sided AP same-sex marriage story
Over the weekend, I did a post titled "Another one-sided AP same-sex marriage story." 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 07, 2013
So long, GetReligion
It was about eight years ago exactly when I surprised Terry Mattingly by shouting his...
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 01, 2013
A more graceful Ross joins GetReligion crew
Some folks get annoyed when they read a news story with holes, a piece with...
September 27, 2013
Saith EEE: The business of those religion-beat cuts
The other day I received an email from a former GetReligion colleague, the Rev. Elizabeth...
September 19, 2013
Do religious readers really want quality religion coverage?
It has been awhile since our own Bobby Ross, Jr., quoted that laugh-to-keep-from-crying tweet by...
September 14, 2013
Assessing the state of the Godbeat
I posted earlier this week on three veteran superstars of the Godbeat — Ann Rodgers,...
September 09, 2013
Ch-ch-ch-ch Changes again, here in GetReligion land
All together now, GetReligion readers. Strange fascination, fascinating me Changes are taking the pace I'm...
September 07, 2013
Pod people: ‘Conservative’ Baptists spark a conversation
In three and a half years, I've written 439 posts for GetReligion (this makes 440,...
September 03, 2013
Jake Tapper on opinion journalism masquerading as news
I'm a longtime fan of Jake Tapper of CNN, and formerly of ABC News. I...
August 16, 2013
Hey, you put your opinion in my news!
One of the many products offered by Religion News Service is its daily round-up of...
August 10, 2013
Pod people: A little GetEducation for GetReligion
In the 1990s, before I became a religion writer, I covered education for The Oklahoman,...
July 19, 2013
Intrigue in the wide, wide world of the religion-news beat?
For several days now, I have been very curious about an item related to mainstream...
June 28, 2013
Pod people: Have many Americans tuned out the press?
In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court decisions on same-sex marriage, I wrote two...
June 14, 2013
It’s summertime, and GetReligionista life is complicated
Yes, it's summertime (sing along with the voice of my teen years in Port Arthur,...
May 29, 2013
God and faith in Oklahoma tornado coverage
In my first-person account of the Moore, Okla., tornado last week, I predicted that the faith...
May 21, 2013
The faith and resiliency of Oklahomans
Just before noon Monday, my two younger children and I drove along Interstate 35 through...
May 01, 2013
Joe Carter: From GetReligion reader to scribe
Having been a reader and fan of GetReligion, I’m thrilled and honored to be joining...
April 21, 2013
Pod people: Talking personal history on the religion beat
Granted, 25 years is a rather long time, especially in the Internet age. Nevertheless, I...
April 17, 2013
On Sarah Kliff’s mea culpa on Gosnell (a national story)
If you have been on Twitter in the past week or so, you probably know...
April 11, 2013
Some familiar religion-news questions, after 25 years
What are the odds? Several years ago, I realized that I was not really sure...
April 10, 2013
Memory eternal: The faith and times of McCandlish Phillips
If you wanted to know who John McCandlish Phillips was, as a New York Times...
April 09, 2013
Faith, fear and the Holocaust
Back in March, this title on a New York Times news analysis grabbed my attention:...
April 02, 2013
Steubenville: Ties between rape and ‘fundamentalist’ teens?
Your GetReligionistas don't spend much time digging around in the growing world of first-person, advocacy...
March 31, 2013
Render unto Google the things which are Google’s …
First of all, let me state right up front that it is hard to do...
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