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May 01, 2014
African simony assertions from Religion News Service
As a good Protestant (in an Anglican context, of course), I reject the doctrine of...
April 30, 2014
LATimes offers readers a simple, one-sided take on Vatican
Every niche website has a few "big ideas" that drive its work day after day....
April 23, 2014
Some compelling religion stories from Easter front pages
Fittingly, stories of rebirth and renewal made their way to many newspaper front pages on...
April 22, 2014
Weed in Denver, but Easter news on other front pages
If you live in the Mile High City (no pun intended), you woke up Sunday...
April 21, 2014
Nice but, at times, confusing news on Virginia Anglican wars
Inspiring, uplifting stories have been hard to find in recent decades in the world of...
April 21, 2014
Here we go again: So was Jesus married or what?
JANET ASKS: What is your opinion on the historicity of the ancient text mentioning Jesus’...
April 21, 2014
Don’t divorce an NYT article from sharp reporting
It's especially crucial for journalists to, well, GetReligion when the story is about a "get."...
April 17, 2014
About those evangelical whispers on same-sex marriage
As you would imagine, your GetReligionistas are never eager to critique the work of previous...
April 15, 2014
What he said! Yes, Hollywood wants more Christian $$$$
In this morning's email newsletter from the folks at Religion News Service, editor Kevin Eckstrom...
April 14, 2014
Bizarre AP wording in update on Overland Park shootings
If you are of a certain age, as I am, and you grew up deep...
April 14, 2014
Did Jesus only become God at Easter?
ARTHUR ASKS: Christians observe that the Son of God died to atone for human sins....
April 13, 2014
Pod people: So what could reporters cover during Lent?
Long, long ago, back at the beginning of Lent, I put up a post that...
April 11, 2014
Salt Lake Tribune loses its Faith, but not its @religiongal
Via Twitter, this sad news — but not as sad as it could have been...
April 09, 2014
The final days march past: Was there any news in Lent 2014?
Let's face it folks. There is a very real possibility that this posts exists as...
April 08, 2014
Baby boomers and (some) traditions for ‘green’ funerals
The other day I wrote a post noting that, in addition to sex, drugs and...
April 07, 2014
Did Pope Francis have to go to confession?
RACHAEL ASKS: Who does the pope go to if he has to go to confession...
April 03, 2014
And for a change, a ‘Noah’ movie story that sails smoothly
Last week, I criticized USA Today's fast-food cheeseburger of a story on the religious controversy...
April 01, 2014
The obvious gap in that NYTimes report on sexual abuse
Almost a year ago, The New York Times launched a series of web-only video-and-text features...
March 31, 2014
World Vision’s gay firestorm and A.D. 2064
PAUL ASKS: (Regarding the World Vision relief agency deciding U.S. employees can live in same-sex...
March 25, 2014
Baltimore Sun prints a plug for ‘meditation’ — one form of it
Long ago, I worked in for a newspaper that published a large, large feature story...
March 22, 2014
Pod people: To the end of the secular universe and beyond!
Imagine that you are caught in the middle of the following puzzle. You are a...
March 17, 2014
Seeking “Help!” on five venerable world religions
JAEDE ASKS: I need to know the founder, area of the world it’s in, what...
March 13, 2014
Jews and Jesus: A ‘Spiritual Incursion’ in St. Louis
The breaking news — only 2,000 years old — that Christians and Jews have vastly...
March 07, 2014
One thing wrong with that ‘give up one thing for Lent’ thing
I don't know precisely when it happened, but somewhere during the past decade or two...
March 04, 2014
So, AP does its part to pin Nazi salute on Trail Life boys?
I doubt that many news consumers who do a quick read of the recent Associated...
March 03, 2014
The latest Bible ruckus: Oh those camels!
KENNETH ASKS: With new research questioning the Bible’s report that domesticated camels existed as early...
March 03, 2014
Sharp reporting exposes anti-Israel PCUSA study
I once made a Presbyterian leader sputter. Didn’t mean to. I just asked a question...
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...
February 27, 2014
Wait a minute: First EVER married Maronite Catholic priest?
Several years ago, while working on my contribution to the book "Blind Spot: When Journalists...
February 26, 2014
So there: Rod Dreher goes and writes a GetReligion post
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