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March 10, 2014
After more bullets in Baltimore: ‘Why couldn’t God stop this?’
Long ago, I was talking to an inner-city pastor (a priest, actually) in Denver who...
March 10, 2014
Could the pope of Rome ever be Jewish?
ELIZABETH ASKS: Isn’t it possible for the Pope to be Jewish? And if the Catholic...
March 07, 2014
One thing wrong with that ‘give up one thing for Lent’ thing
I don't know precisely when it happened, but somewhere during the past decade or two...
March 03, 2014
Time: McConaughey’s ‘confounding’ speech at Oscars
Did you hear that awkward sound at the Oscars last night, the one right after...
March 02, 2014
Pod people: Continuing the Elevation Church debate
At this point, I am not sure what the Rev. Steven Furtick was thinking when...
February 27, 2014
Wait a minute: First EVER married Maronite Catholic priest?
Several years ago, while working on my contribution to the book "Blind Spot: When Journalists...
February 26, 2014
So there: Rod Dreher goes and writes a GetReligion post
So, yes, I'll admit that I was a bit disappointed (stage cue: slight choke in...
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
Dear journalists: When in Ukraine, try talking to Ukrainians
Hearing the confessions of soldiers shortly before they go into combat is one of the...
February 24, 2014
Keeping Lent: Not once a year but four times
TERRY (YES, that TERRY) ASKS: Whatever happened to the Lenten disciplines that used to be...
February 21, 2014
The sad story of a priest, a partial-penitent and the press
At this point, it is no longer unusual to read a news story about an...
February 20, 2014
Concerning all those ‘fake baptisms’ at Elevation Church
Long, long, ago I covered several Billy Graham crusades or other evangelistic efforts linked to...
February 19, 2014
It’s 5 o’clock somewhere: hymns and happy hour?
"Beer with Jesus" might have fallen off the country music charts, but the trend has...
February 18, 2014
Miscues in news on gay blessings and marriage from London
The Valentine's Day statement from the House of Bishops of the Church of England on...
February 17, 2014
Part II of America’s church slide: What to do?
EDITOR'S NOTE: Part I of "Why the slide in the influence of America's churches?" GENE...
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 11, 2014
United Methodists fighting over gay marriage — period?
Maybe it's because I covered religion in Colorado during the 1980s, but I find it...
February 10, 2014
Why the slide in the influence of America’s churches?
GENE ASKS: What one factor accounts for the indifference so many Americans harbor toward the...
February 10, 2014
How to cover the Mormons, England and religious liberty
It goes without saying that Godbeat veteran Peggy Fletcher Stack of the Salt Lake City...
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...
January 29, 2014
Got news? Prayers and poetry in the Ukraine standoff
The daily march of the headlines from Kiev continues. The other day, I offered up...
January 28, 2014
Why steal the blood of the Blessed Pope John Paul II?
So let's talk about the theft of that relic containing the blood of the Blessed...
January 27, 2014
Debate at NYTimes: Was the March For Life news or not?
One of the most difficult concepts in journalism to communicate to people outside the field...
January 21, 2014
Religion ghosts in the politics of abortion? Obviously …
It happens at least once a year. A GetReligionista will write a post about media...
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 16, 2014
Where’s the religion at Washington’s National Cathedral?
The financial difficulties facing the Washington National Cathedral were the subject of a local news...
January 14, 2014
NYTimes late to the story on ‘Women at the Pulpit’
Proving that when there isn't really news, one can perhaps manufacture some, The New York Times...
January 09, 2014
News flash! AP ends the Great Schism of 1054!
Many moons ago -- just under a quarter of a century -- I covered a...
January 01, 2014
Happy (religious) New Year, all year long, age after age
THE GUY EXPLAINS: Lacking a specific question from a reader, The Guy takes on his...
December 30, 2013
Asking the nasty, logical question about that Utah judge
It's often like the force of gravity in American politics and it has been gaining...
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