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November 19, 2013
Is there a religion ghost in Liz Cheney’s closet or not?
As we have watched the gossipy headlines roll past in recent days, I have found...
November 17, 2013
Here we go again: That new normal on SSM coverage
At this point, I think it is safe to say -- as our own Bobby...
November 10, 2013
CNN goes long to say little about clergy and Obamacare
In Ecclesiastes 12:12b, we read: "Of making many books there is no end, and much...
November 07, 2013
Still another one-sided same-sex marriage story
Here we go again. A major media organization has published still another one-sided story on the...
November 05, 2013
Mainline killed the local church star — paper blinks
The death of a congregation is never pleasant, and the closure of the West Side...
October 30, 2013
Define ‘practicing Catholic;’ report the Virginia options
Surely it will come as little surprise to faithful readers of this hear blog to...
October 30, 2013
Universalism at play? Or is this church split only about sex?
The Dallas Morning News — which dropped its paywall Oct. 1 — had an interesting...
October 21, 2013
Is it time for the old Mainline churches to shed that label?
BOBBY ASKS: Who are the “Mainline” Protestants today? DOUGLAS LIKEWISE ASKS: (Paraphrasing) What do we...
October 04, 2013
Pod people: Deja vu on global persecution of Christians
As a rule, I don't discuss the contents of one of my new Scripps Howard...
September 27, 2013
The warning in the atheist pastor story
The New York Times today has a piece headlined "Minister Admits Overstating Her Credentials," an...
September 25, 2013
Generic ‘God talk’ or something more?
Well here's a pretty good example of what appears to be the failure to get...
September 24, 2013
Rise of the tiny church, with its no-cost clergyperson
In recent decades mainstream journalists have spilled oceans of ink -- with good cause --...
September 16, 2013
Baltimore Sun looks at art and religion, but not really
From the beginning of this weblog, your GetReligionistas have urged mainstream newsrooms to do a...
September 05, 2013
So this renegade Polish priest and an Episcopal bishop walk into a bar …
OK, not really. But you know how we're always going on about stories that make...
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...
August 22, 2013
Guess which sin makes church discipline newsworthy?
Every week, in churches around the world, Christians engage in a peculiar practice in which...
August 21, 2013
God works through means: a story
I'm not sure if we looked at the media coverage of the "miracle priest" in...
August 19, 2013
Missing half of America’s changing ecumenical landscape
A long, long, long time ago I covered a press conference featuring leaders of the...
August 15, 2013
Sex and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
The largest Lutheran group in the United States is the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America....
August 13, 2013
On the ‘heartbreaking’ death of a city church
The Godbeat reporter at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel consistently does good work. "After 125 years,...
August 12, 2013
The Sun talks (just talk, no facts) about an Episcopal hero
I didn't know much about the Rt. Rev. David Leighton -- the 11th diocese of...
August 05, 2013
Agnus Dei: Presbyterian hymnal fight makes news
Before we look at a news story from The Tennessean, a little background. Last week...
July 31, 2013
The ghost in Bud Day’s obituary
Of the many wonderful parts of the New York Times, my favorite is the obituary...
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 24, 2013
Did mainline churches lead or follow the culture?
I love it when a good religion story gets people chatting. The New York Times...
June 27, 2013
Wait, Baltimore’s archbishop is a national voice on WHAT?
As one would imagine, the editorial team that produces the newspaper that lands in my...
June 12, 2013
Religion journalists save the day for young scribes
Last night I had the privilege of moderating a panel discussion for The Fund for...
June 09, 2013
Political reporters learn about St. Augustine. Chaos ensues.
On Friday, Angus Dwyer wrote on Twitter: You'll never guess what uncontroversial Christian doctrine this...
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