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September 13, 2013
Fresh take on Yom Kippur
I wish we saw more coverage of liturgical holidays but I get why we don't....
September 04, 2013
Hey AP: Where is religious left on religious liberty issues?
A long, long time ago, 1998 to be precise, I wrote a column marking 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...
July 30, 2013
Concerning theological Swiss Army knives (think chaplains)
In the world of church-state studies, few puzzles are as tough to crack as those...
July 29, 2013
The truly interfaith church of what’s happening now
From the very beginning of this weblog, your GetReligionistas have argued that some of America's...
July 22, 2013
The controversial mind and Lebanese soul of Helen Thomas
As I have mentioned before here at GetReligion, at the time of the Sept. 11...
July 14, 2013
NY Times gets religion … in Rome!
The New York Times published a lengthy travel piece with tons of religion in it....
July 09, 2013
Doing the bloody math in emerging civil war in Egypt
It appears that some members of the mainstream press are beginning to do the hard,...
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 24, 2013
Attention liberals: Blasphemy cases on the rise in Egypt
As I have said numerous times, I cannot imagine how hard it must be to...
June 19, 2013
Daily Beast: Bridezillas vs. old-fashioned ties that bind
And now for something completely different. Yes, I am about to praise an article published...
June 13, 2013
On Tim Tebow, ‘spirituality’ and stating the obvious
Here we go again, sort of. Now, I live in the land of purple and...
May 26, 2013
WPost wants to know: So who built the Second Temple?
Kudos to the Washington Post for moving quickly to correct an error in Wednesday's article...
April 14, 2013
Jewish Identity and the Western Wall
You couldn't, he thought, find three Jews in the world who would agree on what...
April 09, 2013
Faith, fear and the Holocaust
Back in March, this title on a New York Times news analysis grabbed my attention:...
March 26, 2013
Winners and losers in our do-it-yourself religion era
No one on the national religion-news scenes writes with more vigor and enthusiasm about America's...
March 18, 2013
Telling the ‘truth’ in Hamas-Israeli conflict
Here's another story that I wanted to cover last week before I got injured and...
March 08, 2013
Antisemitism and when context matters for the NY Times
This week, the conservative Weekly Standard broke a story that was headlined: Michelle Obama and...
February 20, 2013
Ultra Orthodox or fervently religious Jews?
The Jewish Daily Forward has a fascinating discussion of terms used to describe Haredi. It...
February 08, 2013
Covering opposition to syncretism in a syncretized world
There is nothing more fun about being a confessional Lutheran than explaining our position on...
February 06, 2013
Rape and religion in Israel
Here's a proposition for GetReligion readers: The quality of a news article should be measured...
February 06, 2013
Ghosts crowding in on drone stories
If I weren't so sick I would have already done this but in the days...
February 05, 2013
Lining up the facts on eruvim
The New York Times has a story about three lawsuits that have been filed over...
January 24, 2013
Is Christian Zionism off the NY Times radar?
Comments given to an American church audience in 2011 by an Israeli rabbi, who stood...
January 18, 2013
Got News? President of Egypt calls Jews apes and pigs
The Jerusalem Post and Times of Israel reported on a video from 2010 that was...
December 30, 2012
Remembrance and mourning in Newtown
I imagine I'm not alone in still struggling with the Newtown massacre. Even after witnessing...
December 28, 2012
Everything you know about Christmas is wrong
George just posted about an old story being rehashed for Christmas, which reminded me that...
December 20, 2012
Pod people: Don’t mention the war!
"Don’t mention the war!” is the catch phrase from “The Germans” episode of the British...
December 19, 2012
Christians are numerous. What’s their problem?
Yesterday, Pew came out with a new "Global Religious Landscape" report. Much of the media...
December 17, 2012
So a rabbi and a priest and 20 parents walk into hell
So, how many GetReligion readers will be able to forget watching the Robbie Parker press...
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