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November 28, 2012
Sandra Fluke, Time’s ‘Person of the Year’ and tender stories
Time magazine is doing its annual PR blitz for its "Person of the Year." After...
November 13, 2012
Sun’s celebration of brave, pro-gay marriage pastors
One of the big election-day stories in deep-blue, liberal Maryland was the narrow victory for...
November 08, 2012
What is this “American Catholic Church,” anyway?
What we have here is kind of a Son of the WomenPriests story -- with...
November 07, 2012
The day after: The prophet John Green, revisited
It should be a quiet day on the religion-beat front, in the wake of yesterday's...
November 01, 2012
Missing some fundamental facts on Obama and faith
A week or so ago, I wrote a Scripps Howard News Service column about the...
October 31, 2012
Here I stand: Martin Luther on film
So while the rest of you are focused on Halloween, we Lutherans are busy celebrating...
October 20, 2012
Pod people: Digging for old news on ‘Nones’
Friends and neighbors, the whole media world continues to buzz with news (me too, of...
October 18, 2012
Church angles matter, in Prince George’s County
The state of Maryland is bluer than blue, when it comes to politics, so it's...
October 18, 2012
Weed is a beautiful gift from God
There is something about writing about marijuana that gets reporters a bit, well, dopey. You...
October 08, 2012
Get hexed? From our ‘no comment’ department
Let me be honest with you. I am not sure how to start this post....
October 03, 2012
Define ‘evangelical’ … Give three examples
Late one night last week, while I was attending a journalism conference in Kiev, I...
September 28, 2012
Meanwhile, back at AP’s sausage factory
On Thursday, I highlighted a fine piece of journalism produced by The Associated Press' filet...
September 26, 2012
Time to pin new label on Brian McLaren?
If people have long had trouble defining the word "evangelical" -- the Rev. Billy Graham...
September 23, 2012
Americans underestimate Protestant population
A few months ago we looked at a survey that showed that the vast majority...
September 18, 2012
Ghosts in pews of a great old Brooklyn church
Like many other Baby Boomer believers who grew up in the era of ugly-as-sin church...
August 29, 2012
Helen Parmley, the Dallas diva of the divine
Anyone who knows anything about the history of religion-news coverage in the journalism marketplace knows...
August 26, 2012
Attention: Your next must-read sports piece
Stop whatever you are doing. If you read one story this week, make it this...
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