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June 27, 2014
Two views of SCOTUS abortion decision — both on NBC
Is NBC News going schizoid? The way the network reported the U.S. Supreme Court's decision...
June 24, 2014
Journalism, facts and the fires of hell (revisited)
Without a theory the facts are silent, the economist F. A. Hayek has written. That...
June 14, 2014
Got news? Yes, there was a funeral for Ann B. Davis
I realize that I have written two GetReligion posts (here and then here) about the...
June 10, 2014
The ongoing spectacle of NYTimes contempt for religion
Yes, this was a piece of commentary. In other words, it was not a news...
June 09, 2014
Ann B. Davis: True heroine of alternative families?
My recent GetReligion piece on the life and ministry of actress Ann B. Davis, a...
June 07, 2014
BBC veteran: You know, the press just doesn’t get religion
Well, here is a gift to a GetReligionista who is on vacation. I mean, what...
June 02, 2014
Memory eternal: The life and quiet ministry of ‘Ann B.’
One of the complicated subjects that religion-beat professionals talk about behind the scenes, if they...
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 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...
May 23, 2014
Worst religion story of the year? AP trashes Phil Robertson
Sigh...no context, just a quick Associated Press gotcha blurb. Yep, that reader's email to GetReligion...
May 16, 2014
Horny dads at a prom: Too juicy to get the whole story
Let's talk about Clare, the homeschooled teenager in Richmond, Va., who was thrown out of...
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...
April 26, 2014
Was Kabul shooting over religion? Shouldn’t someone ask?
Q: What question has no answer? A: The one you don’t ask. In Thursday's shooting...
April 19, 2014
Shocking news! T.D. Jakes doubts something!
"Replate 1A." That was a favorite dry reaction at my old newspaper whenever someone announced...
April 15, 2014
Politics, sin and serious reporting in La. bayou country
As I've shared before, I spent a few years of my early childhood in West...
April 11, 2014
So who is Stephen Colbert really? Maybe ask a priest?
The Colbert ReportGet More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,Video Archive A decade ago, when...
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 12, 2014
Propaganda vs. journalism in PBS Catholic abuse coverage
Good Episcopalian that I am, I am ready to believe the worst about the Catholic...
March 07, 2014
What can we make of the prayers of Oscar Pistorius?
When it comes to famous Bible passages, even those favored by athletes, 1 Corinthians 9:...
February 17, 2014
Tears and prayers on camera: Did NBC want the full Oprah?
Anyone who has watched television coverage of tense, painful events has seen it happen. This...
February 14, 2014
Got news? The one and only Caesar of Jewish humor
Remember all of those nasty charges by anti-Semites through the years that The New York...
February 05, 2014
Got news? Can Christian and atheist swap lives for a month?
Half a world away from my Oklahoma home, an experiment just concluded in Australia. An...
February 03, 2014
The Mohammad cartoon controversy has resurfaced over the past week with a flutter over a...
January 30, 2014
Scoring spiritual points before Super Bowl Sunday
Every year about this time, we face a blitz of profile stories of coaches, athletes,...
January 18, 2014
Pod People: Prayer’s place in science, sports and submission
Where is Jahi McMath, and what is the latest installment of her story? I'm glad...
January 13, 2014
What M.Z. said: Doctor Who vs. Jesus at BuzzFeed?
First things first: Yes, I am a big Doctor Who fan. Thus, I find the...
January 12, 2014
Concerning that strange, lost Sports Illustrated Tebow epic
We are running out of football Sundays in this National Football League season, so I...
January 10, 2014
God, faith, Jahi McMath and church (or not)
I can't remember the last time I became so engrossed in a story. Perhaps it's...
January 08, 2014
Wives, submission, web traffic and Candace Cameron Bure
Candace Cameron Bure, darling of '80s sitcom television, is all grown up. In case you're...
December 20, 2013
Duck czar: World-class sinner who has been there, done that
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