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March 27, 2014
World Vision finds that new crack in modern evangelicalism
So what about that World Vision story? Several things need to be said right up...
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 23, 2014
Surprise! Dallas Morning News finds a Methodist to quote
Once or twice (or maybe three or four or five times) in recent weeks, we...
March 22, 2014
Do skewed churches deserve skewed coverage?
Funny, isn't it? So many people recoiled in horror at the judgmentalism of the Rev....
March 11, 2014
United Methodism doctrine? Think location, location, location
Sherman, please set the controls of the GetReligion WABAC (pronounced "wayback") machine for the year...
March 11, 2014
Giving both sides a voice in Methodist same-sex debate
Maybe you've noticed, but your normally friendly GetReligionistas get grumpy when newspapers write one-sided stories....
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 06, 2014
Dallas Morning News advocacy journalism, the prequel
Pardon me, Dallas Morning News. We underestimated you. I'll explain what I mean in a...
March 04, 2014
Dallas paper advocates for Methodist same-sex marriage
Let's try this again. I thought Tamie "wife of this blogger" Ross had a catchy...
February 26, 2014
So there: Rod Dreher goes and writes a GetReligion post
So, yes, I'll admit that I was a bit disappointed (stage cue: slight choke in...
February 26, 2014
Mea culpa: Houston, this time the problem was me
I screwed up. In a post Tuesday, I reported wrongly that the Houston Chronicle managed only...
February 25, 2014
Houston, we have a Presbyterian ‘evangelist’ problem (correction)
Correction: The Houston Chronicle's coverage was much more extensive than reported below. Read our apology...
February 11, 2014
United Methodists fighting over gay marriage — period?
Maybe it's because I covered religion in Colorado during the 1980s, but I find it...
February 10, 2014
Why the slide in the influence of America’s churches?
GENE ASKS: What one factor accounts for the indifference so many Americans harbor toward the...
February 03, 2014
Women and men and the Bible and the church
PARK ASKS: What are the major scriptural passages [and interpretations] relative to a complementarian and...
January 17, 2014
No ghosts in this SI look at Wooden, Alcindor/Abdul Jabbar
Week after week, month after month, year after year, I write GetReligion posts in which...
January 16, 2014
Where’s the religion at Washington’s National Cathedral?
The financial difficulties facing the Washington National Cathedral were the subject of a local news...
January 07, 2014
Daily Mail: Welby ‘casts out sin’ in new baptismal rite — not
In my opinion, looking to London's Daily Mail for religion news coverage is rather like looking...
January 06, 2014
Is new Calvinism new news for the New York Times?
Mark Antony: Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears; I come to bury Caesar, not...
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 30, 2013
Asking the nasty, logical question about that Utah judge
It's often like the force of gravity in American politics and it has been gaining...
December 27, 2013
WPost discovers the bleeding obvious about liturgy today
Basil Fawlty: Can't we get you on Mastermind, Sybil? Next contestant: Mrs. Sybil Fawlty from...
December 21, 2013
That oh-so-predictable CNN article on ducks and doctrine
So color me confused. At the moment, CNN is hailing this article -- "Does Phil...
December 16, 2013
So which Bible version is really the most authentic?
DUANE ASKS: There are many different versions of the Bible: King James, New International Version,...
December 07, 2013
Is the media missing out on African-American church news?
Hell hath no fury like a reporter scorned, is my version of the traditional proverb....
December 06, 2013
Mandela the sinner? Mandela the prophet? Yes, cover both
One of the greatest mysteries in life is the moral complexity that is often found...
December 06, 2013
The Methodist roots of Nelson Mandela
Comrade. Leader. Prisoner. Negotiator. Statesman. A giant banner outside the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg —...
November 28, 2013
Pod people: LA Times cheers for United Methodist ‘reform’
If readers want to know where The Los Angeles Times stands on the issues the...
November 21, 2013
Clash of absolute truths in WPost coverage of Schaefer trial
And this just in. The editorial team of The Washington Post has published a direct...
November 20, 2013
WPost listens to half of the great United Methodist debate
After years of covering the sexuality wars in America's oldline denominations, I am well aware...
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