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July 12, 2014
Latin Mass: Why did NYTimes avoid rite’s liberal enemies?
There is this old, old, old saying that you will often hear quoted in discussions...
July 03, 2014
So, are there unique Episcopal saints or not?
Noticing some fair-haired children in the slave market one morning, Pope Gregory, the memorable pope,...
May 30, 2014
WPost: Avoiding Maya Angelou’s soul, if at all possible
In the world of political, cultural and social studies theory there is a term --...
May 14, 2014
Shock: Russian Orthodoxy gives drag queen thumbs down
Dear GetReligion readers: Some of you wrote to say that you wanted to know what...
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 22, 2014
Do skewed churches deserve skewed coverage?
Funny, isn't it? So many people recoiled in horror at the judgmentalism of the Rev....
February 19, 2014
It’s 5 o’clock somewhere: hymns and happy hour?
"Beer with Jesus" might have fallen off the country music charts, but the trend has...
December 27, 2013
WPost discovers the bleeding obvious about liturgy today
Basil Fawlty: Can't we get you on Mastermind, Sybil? Next contestant: Mrs. Sybil Fawlty from...
August 14, 2013
It’s hard to be a saint in the city
I recently cataloged about 1,000 of my 1,300 or so vinyl records (the classical music...
August 14, 2013
Hey Mr. DJ, put some praise music on
As a famous religious figure once said, “Ask and you shall receive.” Sometimes even we...
July 10, 2013
Not all things considered: NPR on hymns
Let's get the praise for this story about praise music and hymnody out of the...
May 29, 2013
Hanging out with Sheryl Crow and her kids — where?
While I have not lived in Nashville (yet), I have spent a lot of time...
April 23, 2013
Behold: A pretty fair tribute to George Beverly Shea
Longtime GetReligion readers may recall that I grew up in Texas in the 1960s and...
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,...
March 03, 2013
Two items of GetReligion biz (prayers for George, please)
Let me share two items with readers this weekend, both of a personal nature. The...
February 28, 2013
Van Cliburn on stage, at church and in private life
You know how, when you are growing up, that there is always some kind of...
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...
January 24, 2013
BBC probes Johnny Cash’s vague interest in redemption
The late Johnny Cash was a lot of things at the same time, which has...
December 06, 2012
The soul in Dave Brubeck’s jazz
Jazz great Dave Brubeck died yesterday, a day before his 92nd birthday. Along with much...
November 02, 2012
Polish heavy metal clashes with mysterious blasphemy law
On some levels, the legal drama unfolding in Poland these days could be called the...
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