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July 27, 2014
Mariam goes free, at last, while some questions linger
Other than editors trying to figure out the correct spelling of her name, there were...
July 26, 2014
Those pesky religious details in Palestinian-Israel conflict
I'm no expert on the fighting in the Gaza Strip. In fact, I'm typing this...
July 25, 2014
Islam, ISIS and the FGM fatwa
Reporting from the front lines of the Middle East conflicts be a parlous experience if...
July 24, 2014
An ISIS tax on Christians? The accurate word is ‘dhimmitude’
A month ago, I wrote a post about the events unfolding in Mosul and argued...
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 21, 2014
How should we define — and assess — atheism?
DANIEL ASKS: Is it becoming possible to be religious without believing in god? (the lower-case...
July 09, 2014
Latest box scores from France: USA 67 — Islam 19
Voters were no longer the subjects of politics, democratic citizens deciding the fate of their...
July 01, 2014
Middle East stories: The territory includes religion
Terrorists may have declared a new Islamic state in Iraq and Syria, but coverage of...
June 30, 2014
Roadmaps should guide us, including through Sudan
Sudan may be hard for geography-challenged Americans to find on a map, but Reuters --...
June 28, 2014
The Guardian on Islam and female genital mutilation
The Guardian reports that Britain's largest Muslim organization, the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), has...
June 25, 2014
At play in China: repression of Muslims or Islamic terrorism?
One side points to a series of brazen attacks attributed to Islamic extremists. The other...
June 24, 2014
Journalists covering Iraq, please learn this word — ‘dhimmi’
Like it or not, journalists and editors who are handling coverage of events in Iraq...
June 23, 2014
The track record when atheists wield political power?
DUANE’S QUESTION: He’d like to know what The Religion Guy was talking about in this...
June 23, 2014
NYTimes’ riveting portrait of a Christian in Afghanistan
I have no words to describe this story - A Christian Convert, on the Run...
June 21, 2014
Got religion? Better not put it on your first resume
Day after day, week after week, month after month, religion-beat reporters receive emails from pollsters,...
June 18, 2014
Christians attacked in Iraq: Media finally paying attention
Finally, someone notices that Christians are suffering and dying in the Middle East. With few...
June 17, 2014
Jihadists in Iraq: NYTimes reporting gets it right
After calling out the New York Times for misreporting several stories, I'm tempted to say...
June 13, 2014
To be ‘killed, crucified or have their hands and feet cut off’ …
At this point in the growing Iraq crisis, I think it is safe to say...
June 12, 2014
NYTimes: Waves of generic refugees run for their lives in Iraq
The news from Iraq grows more and more distressing, at least for those who favor...
June 11, 2014
NYTimes notices old doctrine wars over InterVarsity chapters
The debate started out behind closed doors but quickly jumped into the mainstream press. The...
June 10, 2014
What? You thought Francis, Peres and Abbas really prayed?
Let's state this in journalistic terms. What? You thought that the mainstream journalists covering the...
June 09, 2014
Which religions favor separation of church and state?
LISA ASKS: Do all religions teach separation between church and state? If not, which...
June 06, 2014
American suicide bomber: WPost flounders on his beliefs
Yet another horrific facet was added to the civil war in Syria with the recent...
June 05, 2014
Hey BBC: What do the generals in northern Nigeria believe?
The horror stories continue in Nigeria, day after day, covered by professionals in newsrooms around...
June 03, 2014
Bowe Bergdahl: Calvinist, Buddhist, Muslim seeker?
While most of the DC Beltway journalists do that dance that they do (Will the...
May 31, 2014
Pod people: Vatican III? Nicea III? Press blind spot 666?
The questions jumped into Twitter in a flash, which is what one would assume would...
May 30, 2014
Got news? Did Erdogan lead prayers in Hagia Sophia or not?
Eastern Orthodox Christians who follow events in the ancient homelands of the Eastern church have...
May 28, 2014
BBC: Another generic, mysterious ‘honor killing’ (updated)
This time the bloody honor killing took place in a public place, for all to...
May 26, 2014
What was the ‘real’ reason Francis made this pilgrimage?
It's time, once again, to face the obvious. There is no subject in the world...
May 23, 2014
Specific notes of hope, along with the horrors in Nigeria
I don't want to turn this into a trend, or anything. Heaven forbid. However, the...
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