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October 18, 2013
Pod people: Are Christians crazy, or just stupid?
There is little new under the sun when it comes to anti-theistic arguments. Whether it...
October 11, 2013
Still falling for ‘The Exorcist,’ 40 years later
Long ago, pre-Internet, some researchers tried to find out which movie had the greatest spiritual...
October 09, 2013
Warming the chair? WSJ laments the loss of the pew
It's five minutes past the hour, and you're late for services. The cat insisted on...
October 07, 2013
Unforced Anglican errors from The Telegraph
The Telegraph has waded into the waters of international Anglican affairs -- and I'm afraid...
October 06, 2013
WSJ: Hanukkah, oh Hanukkah, come light the ‘Menurkey’
To purists, Hanukkah, sometimes rendered Chanukah, is the red-headed stepchild of Jewish holy days: it's not...
October 03, 2013
Tom Clancy: That Baltimore Catholic and his generic beliefs
As I have mentioned many times, Baltimore culture is both historically Catholic and very liberal...
September 23, 2013
Communing with a Lubavitcher ‘saint?’
One of the most fascinating communities in Orthodox Judaism has to be the Lubavitcher group,...
September 15, 2013
Closer to God than all the diagrams in the world
An obituary of Father Robert F. Capon in the New York Times? Sounds great. It...
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...
August 08, 2013
Not that there’s anything wrong with that …
Not that there's anything wrong with that ... A front-page Los Angeles Times headline this...
July 27, 2013
NYT front page discovers the most popular Bible app
Hey, guess what? If you want to read the Bible online, there's an app for...
July 19, 2013
The AP discovers the Christian hipster pastor
Does your pastor wear v-neck shirts, have tattoos on both forearms, and ride a fixed-gear...
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 22, 2013
Media MIA: Mother Dolores Hart’s love for Jesus
It's the question that echoes between the lines of mainstream news features about the life...
June 06, 2013
Boomers are killing themselves. Why?
Tuesday's front page of the Washington Post had a collection of interesting stories above the...
June 05, 2013
How should journalists fight back against sacred jargon?
Yesterday, CNN ran a feature highlighting the faith of members of a Bible group the...
June 02, 2013
The theology in all those Father Greeley sex scenes
Much like his friend (historian, not theologian) Martin Marty, the prominent sociologist (not theologian) Father...
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...
May 28, 2013
Haunted story or not? On vampires, Satanism and murder
Day after day, the stunning story of young Morgan Lane Arnold has unfolded in the...
May 24, 2013
Mormonism is a religion, not just a culture
For people serious about their faith, religious beliefs tend not only to influence other types...
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 31, 2013
Render unto Google the things which are Google’s …
First of all, let me state right up front that it is hard to do...
March 06, 2013
Duck, duck, ghost: Media miss faith angle on ‘Duck Dynasty’
Do you speak duck? Last Wednesday night, the Season 3 premiere of A&E's "Duck Dynasty" delivered...
March 04, 2013
Inside the History Channel’s epic TV miniseries ‘The Bible’
This is one of those GetReligion follow-up posts where we basically say, "See, was that...
February 27, 2013
Playing the same-sex marriage card
Over the weekend, the better half stirred up quite a hornet's nest for a post...
February 26, 2013
What, precisely, makes Stephenie Meyer so important? (updated)
I need some help, folks. My goal is to find that classic Washington Post piece...
February 14, 2013
Little Valentine’s Day sex for those (old) mainliners?
On one level, I cannot believe that the folks at Religion News Service thought to...
February 05, 2013
Ugh — when ‘reality’ TV looks inside clergy homes
I know, I know. "The Sisterhood" is a reality television show about pastors' wives. I...
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