Still another one-sided same-sex marriage story

Here we go again. A major media organization has published still another one-sided story on the religious debate over same-sex marriage. This time, the guilty party is not The Associated Press. Rather, it’s USA Today, which as you might recall used to employ an actual religion writer. It could use one right about now. This story, [Read More...]

In post-denominational age, what’s in a name?

Joe Carter, our newest GetReligionista, referenced Southern Baptist name-change discussions in a post earlier this week. It’s a topic that GetReligion has tackled a time or two before — or more. I bring up the subject again because I came across a fascinating Miami Herald news-feature this week with this headline: For some Baptists, the name of the [Read More...]

WWROD: Which denominations do what well?

So, GetReligion readers, have you submitted a religion-rooted question yet to veteran scribe Richard Ostling, over at his new weblog? That would be the one called “Religion Q&A: The Ridgewood Religion Guy answers your questions” (click here for some background). Anyway, this week’s Ostling offering here at GetReligion focuses on a question that is sure [Read More...]

WWROD: What the heck is a ‘denomination’ anyway?

As I mentioned the other day, one of the best religion-beat professionals ever — that would be Richard Ostling of Time and the Associated Press — has opened up a weblog here in the Patheos online universe. The name of the blog is “Religion Q&A: The Ridgewood Religion Guy answers your questions” and the goal [Read More...]

The Southern Baptists’ scarlet ‘A’

Let’s say your church’s pastor is accused of molesting at least four teenage girls. Let’s say your local congregation decides to keep the pastor in the pulpit while depending on the court system to sort out the accusations. Let’s assume that the newspaper story about your church will not be pretty. Neither should it be, [Read More...]


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