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July 22, 2014
The Mosul purge: How good is the media coverage?
The purge of Christians from Mosul in northern Iraq -- home to thriving Christian communities...
July 16, 2014
Concerning the latest (alleged) interview with Pope Francis
So how would you like to be a press officer for the Vatican these days?...
July 09, 2014
Pope’s abuse apology: Media did a fair job, surprisingly
Mainstream media didn't pile onto Pope Francis. I know that sounds cynical -- something like...
June 20, 2014
Irish children’s deaths: Media may be returning to sanity
Are cooler heads finally prevailing in that story of the children who died at a...
May 28, 2014
And the Godbeat goes on: Yet another veteran is forced out
Insult + injury? It could look that way, but it was probably just a blunder...
May 02, 2014
Sensitive feature looks at caregivers’ work with the dying
Thank God, literally, that not all religion news stories are about terrorists or same-sex marriage...
April 19, 2014
Shocking news! T.D. Jakes doubts something!
"Replate 1A." That was a favorite dry reaction at my old newspaper whenever someone announced...
March 24, 2014
GR reader contributes a little ghost-spotting of his own
You know that cliché about some stories writing themselves? Well, sometimes a reader fairly writes...
March 19, 2014
Just another generic do-gooder on a Baltimore pro team
At this point, I have just about decided that the editors of The Baltimore Sun...
February 28, 2014
Interview or argument? There’s a difference, CNN
Want to get drunk fast? Watch this video and take a swig of an adult...
February 17, 2014
Report both sides of the story, unless you’re HuffPost
A bill dealing with gay weddings is being hotly debated in Kansas, but not in...
February 13, 2014
Doing right by the pope — and by the readers
What a pleasure it is to see a writer do it right. So it's a...
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 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 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,...
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 08, 2013
General Butt Naked and God in Der Spiegel
Let me commend for your reading a story in last week's Der Spiegel on the...
October 31, 2013
WPost examines the demons (and a ghost) in ‘The Exorcist’
It's that time of year again, the time when reporters keep trying to reach author...
October 17, 2013
Luke Russert on snark, journalism, faith and easy targets
Let's start the day with a quick thought from Luke Russert of NBC News, who...
October 11, 2013
Still falling for ‘The Exorcist,’ 40 years later
Long ago, pre-Internet, some researchers tried to find out which movie had the greatest spiritual...
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...
August 24, 2013
Religion and the 1963 March on Washington
August 28 is the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington. There's a huge...
August 13, 2013
Sun sheds very little light on new linebacker’s faith
If you know anything about the Baltimore Ravens, then you probably know something about the...
August 05, 2013
Tampa Bay tear jerker: A ‘former’ Baptist pastor?
The following is a picky little post about a story that kind of got under...
July 29, 2013
Snickering at FoxNews while getting duped by ‘Zealot’ author
Many of us who came of age during the birth of New Media are reflexively...
July 26, 2013
NPR’s curiously biased quest for the historical Jesus
Did you know that Jesus wasn't really God? Despite what his disciples claim, he never...
July 15, 2013
About those steroid whispers and slugger Chris Davis
If you have been following major-league baseball this year, then you probably know a little...
May 20, 2013
Brittany Griner: ESPN gets close to key question
Truth be told, I still think that the question I asked a few weeks ago...
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 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...
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