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August 05, 2013
Agnus Dei: Presbyterian hymnal fight makes news
Before we look at a news story from The Tennessean, a little background. Last week...
August 04, 2013
Pod People: CBS asks if Pope is breaking with Vatican
The previous week gave us a lot to talk about here at GetReligion. Check out...
August 02, 2013
NPR: true tolerance=open marriages
I'm just catching up on some email but last week a former reporter submitted a...
July 31, 2013
The ghost in Bud Day’s obituary
Of the many wonderful parts of the New York Times, my favorite is the obituary...
July 29, 2013
The truly interfaith church of what’s happening now
From the very beginning of this weblog, your GetReligionistas have argued that some of America's...
July 29, 2013
Media obsession dangers: Pope and gay priests edition
Ermagerd, everybody! The Pope has renounced all church teaching on everything! Stop the presses! Start...
July 28, 2013
When lawsuits attack, Catholic edition
A few weeks ago, a lawsuit in Nevada made news because it revolved around alleged...
July 26, 2013
News crisis: when people agree (Lutheran edition)
I'm in St. Louis this week at the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod's 65th regular convention. The...
July 24, 2013
Did mainline churches lead or follow the culture?
I love it when a good religion story gets people chatting. The New York Times...
July 22, 2013
NYT struggles to distinguish Voltaire, Spider-Man and Jesus
In the Gospel of Luke, Jesus says: But he who did not know, yet committed...
July 21, 2013
Skeptical about the NYT’s Mormon skeptic piece
We joke about having guilt files here at GetReligion -- folders full of stories that...
July 19, 2013
Intrigue in the wide, wide world of the religion-news beat?
For several days now, I have been very curious about an item related to mainstream...
July 18, 2013
Media: Pope says retweets spring the soul!
You may have read stories about the Vatican announcing that Roman Catholics may earn time...
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...
July 17, 2013
Associated Press: Think before you tweet
Romenesko published a memo the Associated Press sent out after a couple of tweets received...
July 16, 2013
NPR misses the symbolism — and reality — of Jane Roe
NPR had a story on the Texas legislature passing what journalists usually call "sweeping abortion...
July 13, 2013
Pay wall blues: This inspirational SI cover gets religion
Are there any working journalists in this day and age who do not have a...
July 12, 2013
Big tests for media’s abortion message machine
Someone on Twitter noticed something illuminating about mainstream media coverage of social issues that's worth...
July 11, 2013
Strangely faith-free story about ministry to feed the poor
For the past two decades, I have spent quite a bit of time driving the...
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...
July 09, 2013
Another religious holiday commercialized
I remember a sermon where a pastor pointed out that if it weren't for commercialization...
July 06, 2013
A Newtown massacre in Nigeria, with ghosts
Absolutely horrific news out of Nigeria today. From the Associated Press: POTISKUM, Nigeria — Islamic...
July 02, 2013
Zeleny’s questions: 3 on shoes, 3 on catheters, 0 on abortion
Earlier this week, we discussed the six questions that ABC News' reporter Jeff Zeleny asked...
July 01, 2013
There’s more to Egypt’s pain than secularism vs. religion
Many GetReligion readers have, I am sure, spent some time today following the urgent news...
July 01, 2013
Tough questions: ‘You gonna put those shoes on again?’
Embedded above is a clip from CNN where media critic Howard Kurtz says what is...
June 28, 2013
Media: Remember your filibuster? That was awesome.
The media gushing over Texas filibusterer Sen. Wendy Davis continues in such a way as...
June 25, 2013
AP’s abominable (but familiar) abortion approach
So I guess the Associated Press' reportorial staff in Texas is on vacation this week....
June 24, 2013
Journalism highs and lows: Christianity and gays edition
I'm elated to be able to highlight a wonderful article headlined "Christians' views vary on...
June 17, 2013
Crush Davis wrestles with anger issues, with God’s help
I realize that GetReligion readers have repeatedly demonstrated their lack of interest in the world...
June 16, 2013
Pod people: media struggles mightily with abortion coverage
On this week's Crossroads, host Todd Wilken and I discussed that embarrassing BuzzFeed confusion --...
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