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Few news consumers would be surprised that the journalists at Baptist Press frame their coverage of controversial moral and cultural issues in a way that supports the doctrines affirmed by the Southern Baptist Convention, the nation’s largest non-Catholic flock of believers. After all, this is a denominational wire service that is funded by a doctrinally [Read More...]

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So which Bible version is really the most authentic?

DUANE ASKS: There are many different versions of the Bible: King James, New International Version, New Revised Standard Version, etc. Which is considered the closest to the earliest available manuscripts? THE GUY ANSWERS: Folks shopping for Christmas gift Bibles are well aware of the countless editions on sale, those aimed at Moms, teens, substance abusers [Read More...]

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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 of Latter-day Saints, and do those two “of” phrases mean Saints are on equal footing with Jesus, or that Jesus was Mormon, or what? THE GUY RESPONDS: The founding Prophet Joseph Smith Jr. originally called his group “the Church of [Read More...]

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Pod people: Facts are your friends, journalists

Here at GetReligion, we make no secret of our bias. That bias: our deep affection for good, old-fashioned journalism. In two recent posts, I highlighted stories at opposite extremes of that ideal. I discuss those posts with host Todd Wilken on this week’s episode of “Crossroads,” the GetReligion podcast. In my “When religious liberty clashes [Read More...]

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Mormons softening opposition to homosexuality … or not

If you enjoy quality journalism, feel free to skip an Associated Press story out today on Mormons challenging their church’s stance on homosexuality. But if you’re in the mood for a puff piece, wow … AP has produced a doozy! From start to finish, this quasi-news report engages in unfettered cheerleading. Ready? OK!: SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — [Read More...]

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Another haunted story about Ravens locker room faith

At this point, fans who pay close attention to the Baltimore Ravens are contemplating a deep moral and religious question. No, I am not referring to the sins being committed on a weekly basis by the offensive linemen who are allegedly blocking for quarterback Joe Flacco. No, the bigger question is this: Who dominates the [Read More...]

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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 starts tonight with the world-champion Baltimore Ravens returning (due to a baseball schedule issue here in Charm City) to Denver to play the other beloved team of my heart, the Broncos. As you would expect, this means that the team [Read More...]

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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 10th anniversary of my weekly “On Religion” column for the Scripps Howard News Service. I opened it with an observation about one of the major changes I had witnessed on the religion beat during the previous 20 years or so. [Read More...]

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