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June 20, 2013
What about those prayers for Dwyane Wade’s pains?
Greetings, GetReligion sports fans. Anyone who has been following the news lately knows that the...
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
Holy Scouts! Southern Baptists didn’t do what we expected!
So, when push came to shove, what did the Southern Baptist Convention decide to do...
June 12, 2013
Fundamental misunderstandings of ‘fundamentalism’
When it comes to religious terms, you would be hard pressed to find a word...
June 10, 2013
Spotting the sacred ghost in the era of iWeddings
Let me begin with a few confessions. First of all, let me stress that I...
June 07, 2013
Why did a Catholic Raven skip White House visit? (updated)
Let's create a journalism parable. Let's say that there is a Republican president in office...
June 04, 2013
Evangelicalism is political, but not a political movement
How many political issues do American evangelicals care about? Apparently, just two: abortion and same-sex...
May 30, 2013
German cardinal found guilty of being pro-natalist
One of the most common fallacies of our age is the assumption that simply because...
May 22, 2013
A quiverfull of kudos for the BBC
As an Evangelical in the media, I’m sympathetic to the struggle journalists have with reporting on...
May 21, 2013
Let me draw your attention to this fascinating article in the Parisian weekly news magazine...
May 16, 2013
Victoria’s Secret is way sexier than faith details
At first glance, the current mini-wave of news coverage of former underwear model Kylie Bisutti...
May 10, 2013
Asking the Boy Scout questions that matter the most
If you know anything about the politics of gay rights, you know that there is...
April 27, 2013
Baltimore Sun drops ball in profile of a preacher’s son
Here we go again. The following has become a GetReligion mantra, when it comes to...
April 24, 2013
Journalism and the first few minutes after childbirth
There is nothing new about journalists arguing about the loaded language that surrounds our public...
April 18, 2013
Gay marriage cheerleading down under
The news that New Zealand's senate has approved a gay marriage bill has stirred but...
April 15, 2013
M-O-D-E-S-T: A key word for Annette the Catholic
As you would expect in a world that remains obsessed with all things Baby Boomer,...
April 04, 2013
Flash! Cardinal says all people created in God’s image
In a way, the existence of the short New York Times story that ran with...
March 29, 2013
Whoa! Questions about marriage and religious liberty!
Yesterday some of us got a bit academic (and some of us practiced calling people...
March 28, 2013
Who knew Piers Morgan could be thought-provoking?
The Huffington Post's Jon Ward is a thoughtful reporter and one who uncovers ghosts on...
March 27, 2013
Who believes what in Egypt’s debates about rape?
Let me be honest here and say what I truly want to say about the...
March 26, 2013
Polyamory, pessimism and other same-sex marriage ink
After years of pointing out how unbelievably unprofessional the journalism of same-sex marriage coverage was,...
March 23, 2013
One-sided look at controversial Baptist flock in Charlotte
It has been quite some time since I have used an old GetReligion term (Cheers!),...
March 22, 2013
At last! Actual journalism on the same-sex marriage beat
This week marks the 10th anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq War. I was...
March 19, 2013
This wedding cake tastes a bit too sugary
To promote the institution of marriage, a California megachurch staged a series of mass weddings...
March 09, 2013
Pod people: Can journalism be a civilizing influence?
On this week's Crossroads podcast, host Todd Wilken and I talked about recent admissions from...
March 06, 2013
Critical thinking would help reporters cover gay debates
Yesterday we looked at some of this week's worst examples of some major media's trouble...
March 05, 2013
Can the press cover traditionalists with justice and decency?
Thanks to the many readers who sent in kind words regarding my piece last week...
February 23, 2013
WPost: Yes, we fear and loathe religious traditionalists
On Feb. 15, Washington Post ombudsman Patrick Pexton made a startling statement: It is possible...
February 20, 2013
What are the real differences between Mahony and Gomez?
Guess what? There are significant differences in the theological approaches and doctrinal convictions of Los...
February 15, 2013
Pod people: Pope steps down; many journalists fall down
Gentle readers, one cannot make some of this stuff up. So, everyone knows that Pope...
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