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July 22, 2014
Pod people: Are all political liberals also on moral left?
Every now and then, Issues, Etc., host Todd Wilken take and I off in one...
June 26, 2014
Pod people: Sometimes editors really need to do the math
I have never been much of a math guy, but sometimes you have to see...
June 25, 2014
Mormon reformin’: Putting the antics in semantics
Welcome to the Latter-day Saints Trivia Game! Here is today's question: When did the Mormon...
June 20, 2014
The Atlantic: Apparently, ‘evangelical’ now equals ‘cult’
Veteran GetReligion readers will know that, every year or two, there is some kind of...
June 11, 2014
NYTimes notices old doctrine wars over InterVarsity chapters
The debate started out behind closed doors but quickly jumped into the mainstream press. The...
May 25, 2014
Short 30 for 30 slam dunk that gets the faith angle just right
You have to be a pretty intense hoops fan to remember many of the details...
April 11, 2014
Salt Lake Tribune loses its Faith, but not its @religiongal
Via Twitter, this sad news — but not as sad as it could have been...
April 03, 2014
And for a change, a ‘Noah’ movie story that sails smoothly
Last week, I criticized USA Today's fast-food cheeseburger of a story on the religious controversy...
April 02, 2014
Lessons from Waco: Some folks just don’t get religion
Even after a small stack of best-selling books, Malcolm Gladwell remains what he has long...
March 26, 2014
Neon Trees rocker says he’s gay — and still Mormon
At some point, coming-out stories about faith-claiming celebrities, musicians, politicians — anyone in the public...
March 20, 2014
Do Mormon women lack standing in their own faith?
The issue of women's roles in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has...
March 13, 2014
Concerning all those angry white married men in pews
It's mid-term election time, which means that it's time, once again, for the mainstream press...
February 13, 2014
Ghosts haunt AP story on Boy Scouts of America
When my oldest son was a Boy Scout, the entire experience was couched in church...
February 10, 2014
How to cover the Mormons, England and religious liberty
It goes without saying that Godbeat veteran Peggy Fletcher Stack of the Salt Lake City...
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 22, 2013
There’s that Baltimore Ravens faith ghost — again
The Baltimore Ravens have been playing some really, really wild football games in recent weeks,...
December 17, 2013
Latest coverage from the church of The New York Times
Few news consumers would be surprised that the journalists at Baptist Press frame their coverage...
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,...
November 19, 2013
Those Latter-day Saints: What’s in a name?
ROYCE WONDERS: (Paraphrasing) What’s the origin of Mormonism’s official name, The Church of Jesus Christ...
October 11, 2013
Pod people: Facts are your friends, journalists
Here at GetReligion, we make no secret of our bias. That bias: our deep affection...
October 08, 2013
Mormons softening opposition to homosexuality … or not
If you enjoy quality journalism, feel free to skip an Associated Press story out today on...
October 06, 2013
Another haunted story about Ravens locker room faith
At this point, fans who pay close attention to the Baltimore Ravens are contemplating a...
September 05, 2013
Sun does it again: Ghost in the Ngata and Suggs friendship
Are you ready for some football! GetReligion readers: What?!? So, the National Football League season...
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...
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 21, 2013
Skeptical about the NYT’s Mormon skeptic piece
We joke about having guilt files here at GetReligion -- folders full of stories that...
July 17, 2013
Boy Scouts: Hollywood vs. some vague army of Americans
On one level, the recent Reuters "special report" on the financial issues haunting the 10,600-acre...
June 25, 2013
Mormon missionaries: switching from bikes to iPads?
From CBS News: SALT LAKE CITY — The common image of Mormon missionaries has long...
June 12, 2013
Fundamental misunderstandings of ‘fundamentalism’
When it comes to religious terms, you would be hard pressed to find a word...
June 05, 2013
Seven questions about Boy Scout gay policy coverage
Headlines over the Boy Scouts of America's decision to allow openly gay members are still...
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