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July 31, 2014
Wait? Who is calling who an ‘evangelical’ or ‘conservative’?
Bravo and a big amen to Religion News Service editor Kevin Eckstrom for a crisp...
July 28, 2014
Why do some Protestants teach “young earth” chronology?
ANNE ASKS: What is the explanation for today’s “young earth” movement among evangelicals? THE RELIGION...
July 18, 2014
Changing climate — of church views on the environment
USA Today has been eroding its standard of short, shallow stories. And for a complex...
July 11, 2014
In NYTimes piece, bias against AA is a hard habit to break
Sometimes our readers are sharper than us professional word pushers. One of them just dismantled...
June 26, 2014
Auschwitz in Ireland: L’Humanité on Ireland’s mass graves
The falsehoods and exaggerations -- need I say, the hysteria -- surrounding the Irish orphanage...
May 27, 2014
Near-death experiences: Is ‘Heaven Is For Real’ for real?
MICHAEL-ANN ASKS: How well do you think [the current "Heaven Is For Real" movie] addresses...
May 21, 2014
Forget Genesis: Adam and Eve make NYTimes front page
From the Bible's Genesis account of creation: The Lord God took the man and put him in...
May 13, 2014
What rights should parents of gay children have in Maryland?
Here we go again. The Baltimore Sun -- the newspaper that lands in my front...
April 25, 2014
Al Jazeera offers its own take (literally) on SBC sex summit
A week or so ago I mentioned, in a meeting that included both traditional and...
March 26, 2014
Burn baby burn!
Outrage is a tricky thing. The worldview a reporter brings to the coverage of a...
March 24, 2014
GR reader contributes a little ghost-spotting of his own
You know that cliché about some stories writing themselves? Well, sometimes a reader fairly writes...
March 22, 2014
Pod people: To the end of the secular universe and beyond!
Imagine that you are caught in the middle of the following puzzle. You are a...
March 18, 2014
Universe gives birth to itself, transformed by unknown ‘force’
This is a challenging day to be a journalist on the science beat, if the...
February 22, 2014
Dying children don’t rate religious viewpoints
Belgium is on the map these days, and not for its waffles or Brussels sprouts....
February 05, 2014
Fetal distraction: Spinning abortion numbers
Abortions have fallen to their lowest rate since the Supreme Court enshrined it as a...
January 29, 2014
All the experts say evolution story lacks WHAT!?
Define terms. Identify sources. The best journalism recognizes the importance of doing both — particularly...
January 27, 2014
God, prayer and the winner of the Super Bowl
THIS WEEK, the question doesn’t come from a “Religion Q and A” reader but a...
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...
December 04, 2013
Did Father Donald Timone ever say, ‘Pray away the gay’?
Not that long ago, our own Mark Kellner took at look at the New York...
November 29, 2013
As on a darkling plain – Prozac and France
The Sea of Faith Was once, too, at the full, and round earth's shore Lay...
November 06, 2013
Porn no more: Secular students inviting religious discussion
Gone is the "low-hanging fruit" of years past when the media converged on the University...
October 31, 2013
WPost examines the demons (and a ghost) in ‘The Exorcist’
It's that time of year again, the time when reporters keep trying to reach author...
October 28, 2013
What do different churches teach about mental illness?
ERIN ASKS: What are the attitudes toward mental illnesses in different Christian congregations? THE GUY...
October 28, 2013
LA Times offers a gentle, shallow Catholic health-care story
I was encouraged, and a bit surprised, that the editorial team at The Los Angeles...
October 27, 2013
Communion cup and infectious disease
How did he do it? How did the Bishop of Fargo infect (possibly) hundreds of...
October 22, 2013
Hey journalists: Please look up ‘fetus’ in a dictionary
Once again, let us return to the dictionary and ponder why some journalists in our...
October 10, 2013
Hey atheists, ‘Thank God you’re wrong’
As a reporter, I'm always amazed by how much I learn when I actually pick...
October 01, 2013
NYTimes reverts to using vague labels in Texas science war
It's time for a GetReligion post linked to press coverage of biology, textbooks, God and...
September 12, 2013
Dawkins talks 2.0, and Anglicans just can’t catch a break
There he goes, there he goes again. At the moment, the Rt. anti-Rev. Richard Dawkins...
September 10, 2013
And now, a newsworthy word from the Rt. anti-Rev. Dawkins
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