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May 21, 2014
WPost probes hot debate on the banks of River Jordan
I have crossed the Jordan River twice in my life and both times the experience...
May 21, 2014
The Atlantic finds new sect: Southern Baptist Convention
Maybe someone at The Atlantic was trying to be clever or just writing too fast....
May 20, 2014
Generic person of God (or gods) busted for selling fake art
So, if you read a news report about a politician who did something really stupid...
May 20, 2014
That deacon and CBS veteran sacks a Womenpriests ‘story’
Should visitors to GetReligion choose to search our archives for the term "Womenpriests" they will...
May 19, 2014
How to ‘make sense’ of a Muslim ‘atrocity’?
MICHAEL’S QUESTION: As a “religious pluralist,” Michael needs to “somehow make sense of the seemingly...
May 19, 2014
What’s the black-market value of a Host in Ottawa right now?
When dealing with a crime, journalists (as well as police, of course) often ask question...
May 17, 2014
About that prophetic USA Today story grilling Mark Jackson
It's time for a quick trip into my very large folder of GetReligion guilt, that...
May 12, 2014
So #bringbackourgirls is finally a news story! Why now?
At this point, the kidnapped girls in Nigeria are officially "A News Story," which means...
May 12, 2014
Should the high court have backed town council prayers?
BRAD ASKS: [Regarding the U.S. Supreme Court's new Greece v. Galloway ruling that allows prayers...
May 11, 2014
Pod people: Reindeers and the quest for nonsectarian prayer
So why, you ask, is that generic civic Christmas scene on top of this GetReligion...
May 09, 2014
God, sex, ‘military values’ and the U.S. Naval Academy
Most weekday mornings, as I make my short drive to the train station for my...
May 01, 2014
That ‘throuple’ rite: Who led them through their vows?
First, let me assure regular GetReligion readers that I am not writing this post out...
April 29, 2014
WPost still gets ‘Julia’ vote, but what about church ladies?
The other day I wrote a post about a Washington Post story about the upcoming...
April 28, 2014
Only one vision of the complex lives of two Vatican II saints
So, what was that remarkable "day of the four popes" all about anyway? Prepare to...
April 23, 2014
WPost team looks at politics in 2014, sees zero folks in pews
It's time to set the wayback (actually, it's WABAC) machine for the year 2003, when...
April 22, 2014
The Atlantic slips — somehow — inside mind of Benedict XVI
During the annual pre-Easter season of snarky or mildly negative religion stories, I think that...
April 20, 2014
Glorious Pascha! The Baltimore Sun gets the key parts right
I keep saying this year after year, but it's true. One of the greatest challenges...
April 13, 2014
Pod people: So what could reporters cover during Lent?
Long, long ago, back at the beginning of Lent, I put up a post that...
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...
April 10, 2014
Dear Sun editors: Do you favor a state-endorsed faith or not?
Anyone who has been paying attention to American public life in recent decades knows that...
April 09, 2014
The final days march past: Was there any news in Lent 2014?
Let's face it folks. There is a very real possibility that this posts exists as...
April 08, 2014
Baby boomers and (some) traditions for ‘green’ funerals
The other day I wrote a post noting that, in addition to sex, drugs and...
April 07, 2014
Did Pope Francis have to go to confession?
RACHAEL ASKS: Who does the pope go to if he has to go to confession...
March 24, 2014
Why did some ancient religions fall and others rise?
MADDIE ASKS: What caused ancient religions to become less prevalent? THE RELIGION GUY ANSWERS: Our...
March 19, 2014
Just another generic do-gooder on a Baltimore pro team
At this point, I have just about decided that the editors of The Baltimore Sun...
March 17, 2014
Seeking “Help!” on five venerable world religions
JAEDE ASKS: I need to know the founder, area of the world it’s in, what...
March 16, 2014
Dominican posts handy guide to Pope Francis press myths
Every now and then a scribe at some other weblog (and we're not just talking...
March 14, 2014
Funny, that rainy day is here — complete with dance steps
Honestly, I thought I was reading some stray chapter from the New Agey Celestine Prophecy...
March 12, 2014
Concerning that gathering called by the Ecumenical Patriarch
"Journalism is the first rough draft of history," according to a famous quote by publisher...
March 11, 2014
United Methodism doctrine? Think location, location, location
Sherman, please set the controls of the GetReligion WABAC (pronounced "wayback") machine for the year...
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