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July 28, 2014
Migrant children crossing the border: the religion angle
Amid the ongoing headlines - mostly political - over the thousands of migrant children crossing...
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 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 23, 2014
Study: Religious kids believe the Bible and other ‘fiction’
Is this Clutching at Straws Month? Because I don't know how to dress or what...
July 22, 2014
Pod people: Are all political liberals also on moral left?
Every now and then, Issues, Etc., host Todd Wilken take and I off in one...
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...
June 26, 2014
Pod people: Sometimes editors really need to do the math
I have never been much of a math guy, but sometimes you have to see...
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 16, 2014
Do religions influence China’s atheistic rulers?
MADDIE ASKS: How much of ... eastern and western religions have had an influence on...
June 13, 2014
Axing the wrong questions after Brat-Cantor stunner
There's analysis, and there's hack 'n' slash. When blindsided by the come-from-behind election of David...
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 09, 2014
Writing on houses of worship? Ignore the religious
Pop quiz: When you write about baseball or surgery, whom should you quote? That's right....
May 29, 2014
What language did Jesus speak? The Tablet knows
So, did the pope and Israel's prime minister have a rancorous exchange in Jerusalem over...
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 21, 2014
WPost probes hot debate on the banks of River Jordan
I have crossed the Jordan River twice in my life and both times the experience...
May 08, 2014
Why it’s no surprise the LA Clippers have a Jewish owner
A long, long time ago -- pre-Internet for me -- I wrote an "On Religion"...
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 23, 2014
WPost team looks at politics in 2014, sees zero folks in pews
It's time to set the wayback (actually, it's WABAC) machine for the year 2003, when...
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 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 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
For the Times, Ayaan Hirsi Ali controversy has only one side
Brandeis University offered an honorary degree to a controversial speaker, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, then withdrew...
April 06, 2014
Pentecostal gap in that LATimes immigration reform story
There was an important interfaith gathering the other day in Los Angeles that allowed some...
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...
March 25, 2014
On Hobby Lobby, how does the Supreme Court measure up?
Aaaaiiieeeee! More "devout Catholics!" No, wait. The Washington Post seems here to be using the...
March 24, 2014
Why did some ancient religions fall and others rise?
MADDIE ASKS: What caused ancient religions to become less prevalent? THE RELIGION GUY ANSWERS: Our...
March 21, 2014
DPA reports on the return of the Eternal Jew to Württemberg
What is legal is not always moral, a German court observed this past week, holding...
March 13, 2014
Jews and Jesus: A ‘Spiritual Incursion’ in St. Louis
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