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March 03, 2014
Sharp reporting exposes anti-Israel PCUSA study
I once made a Presbyterian leader sputter. Didn’t mean to. I just asked a question...
February 28, 2014
Interview or argument? There’s a difference, CNN
Want to get drunk fast? Watch this video and take a swig of an adult...
February 25, 2014
Yo, Globe: Why settle for fog when you have a better option?
So I had a meeting the other day with a former GetReligionista and, within minutes,...
February 24, 2014
To the barricades! It’s the religious conservatives again!
The reliably liberal New York Times has waved yet another red flag, thinly masked as...
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 19, 2014
Orthodox voices: Who is chanting what in Kiev right now?
The images continue to pour out of Kiev. Right now there are flames rising high...
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 17, 2014
Report both sides of the story, unless you’re HuffPost
A bill dealing with gay weddings is being hotly debated in Kansas, but not in...
February 13, 2014
Doing right by the pope — and by the readers
What a pleasure it is to see a writer do it right. So it's a...
February 12, 2014
That faceless, mysterious flock of atheists in Guitar Town
One of the rules here at GetReligion is that we really, really try to understand...
February 09, 2014
Francis is the right kind of pope, at least for Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone has done gaudy before. Its writers have weathered Lady Gaga's meat gown, Madonna's...
January 31, 2014
Rolling Stone thinks it <3's this pope (plus, Mark signs out)
For reasons probably more associated with my age than anything else, the old Dr. Hook...
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 23, 2014
Pope Francis to the media: Try being good neighbors
Think of this as a one-time GetReligion commentary from a guest who is an expert,...
January 23, 2014
Concerning that Milbank column and the WPost news report
First of all, to those who have written or tweeted on this: Yes, your GetReligionistas...
January 22, 2014
Time magazine claims that Bible-ness is next to Godliness
An old Salvation Army musical production -- the kind of church entertainment often aimed at...
January 17, 2014
No ghosts in this SI look at Wooden, Alcindor/Abdul Jabbar
Week after week, month after month, year after year, I write GetReligion posts in which...
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 11, 2014
NYTimes mostly ‘gets it’ on German schools and Islam
A few days ago, George Conger took to this space to "bury" The New York Times...
January 10, 2014
So what is the new ‘On Faith’ about, in these early days?
Through the years, your GetReligionistas tended to offer rather mixed views of the "On Faith"...
January 07, 2014
Daily Mail: Welby ‘casts out sin’ in new baptismal rite — not
In my opinion, looking to London's Daily Mail for religion news coverage is rather like looking...
January 04, 2014
NPR stumbles on GOP and Darwinian orthodoxy
Here's a shocker, but not really. More Democrats than Republicans believe in evolution, or so...
January 01, 2014
Oklahoma news: A Christmas ‘miracle’ via the local atheists
News stories blending the miraculous with Christmas aren't difficult to find: families reunited, poor children...
December 29, 2013
LATimes: ‘Congregationalist’ Obama quotes Pope Francis
This is what passes for news in Washington these days: an immensely famous politician is...
December 26, 2013
Pope addresses world peace AND persecution (again)
Covering speeches is tricky, I tell the students in my reporting classes. A good public...
December 24, 2013
NYTs on atheists at holidays: Fox Butterfield, is that you?
There is such a thing as "low-hanging fruit" in life, and, it turns out, even...
December 19, 2013
AP skirts key element of ‘tips for Jesus’ story
As anyone who's done it can testify -- or, to be candid, so I've heard...
December 18, 2013
Scouts pledge ‘duty to God;’ reporter draws a blank
The highly contentious issue of the Boy Scouts of America and gay scouts became a...
December 17, 2013
UK’s Telegraph finds atheists in Florida — film at 11
Here's a shocker: America is becoming more secular, atheism is on the rise and --...
December 15, 2013
AP discerns what Vatican knew in Maciel scandal
While it's certainly the function of a reporter to puzzle out the essence of a...
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