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April 08, 2014
Ghosts in story on Catholic schools: real or imagined?
I’m intrigued. That’s my reaction after reading a front-page New York Times story this week...
April 07, 2014
Codewords are much easier to find than Waldo
Before dissecting this MSNBC story, let's pause for a round of Spot the Codewords. Start...
March 21, 2014
Do baby elephants dwell on same-sex marriage?
Young Republicans: so stylish and libertarian. So free of cares, except perhaps for weed and...
March 20, 2014
Do Mormon women lack standing in their own faith?
The issue of women's roles in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has...
March 11, 2014
Giving both sides a voice in Methodist same-sex debate
Maybe you've noticed, but your normally friendly GetReligionistas get grumpy when newspapers write one-sided stories....
March 05, 2014
Silence about terrorism and Islam in the Kunming attack
What was it about the murder of 29 men, women and children on Saturday at...
March 05, 2014
Attention NYTimes: Boko Haram has made its goals clear
There is much to commend in the recent New York Times report that ran under...
March 04, 2014
Mysterious role of religion in Newsweek resurrection?
It's hard to miss the religious zinger in this passage from a New York Times...
March 01, 2014
Half-naked dancers and public prayers in Oklahoma City
"Gonna wear my Thunderwear in Times Square." My friend Randy Roper, the preaching minister for my...
February 15, 2014
Camels and tigers and bears, oh my!
The silly season is early this year. With editors and most top-tier reporters away in...
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 14, 2014
WPost whoppers about the Muslim Brotherhood
Claims of bias and inaccurate reporting have dogged the Western press's coverage of Egypt since...
January 06, 2014
Is new Calvinism new news for the New York Times?
Mark Antony: Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears; I come to bury Caesar, not...
January 02, 2014
NYT: Nuns, birth control and Obamacare
Believe it or not, I come not to bury the Great Gray Lady but to...
January 02, 2014
Are there any culture wars inside the Great Gray Lady?
Here's a safe prediction for 2014: Look for another year with tough culture wars cases...
December 17, 2013
Latest coverage from the church of The New York Times
Few news consumers would be surprised that the journalists at Baptist Press frame their coverage...
December 13, 2013
Time takes sides in India’s sex wars
Time magazine reports India's Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of the nation's colonial era...
December 13, 2013
NYTimes: ‘On Religion’ columnist commits … journalism!
Yes, that headline is written with tongue somewhat in cheek: The New York Times' "On...
December 11, 2013
NYTimes on Ukraine ‘ghost’: Great minds like a think?
Cause-and-effect is difficult to prove sometimes, but it is curious how things follow in a...
December 10, 2013
Not 5Q+1: Thoughts from Michael Luo on faith and ink
A long, long time ago, during the gentle, mild reign of GetReligionista Sarah Pulliam Bailey,...
December 06, 2013
The Methodist roots of Nelson Mandela
Comrade. Leader. Prisoner. Negotiator. Statesman. A giant banner outside the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg —...
November 27, 2013
Hey WPost: What did Pope Francis say about abortion?
It is a serious understatement to note that Pope Francis has made more than his...
November 25, 2013
Hobby Lobby, the Little Sisters of the Poor and the NYTimes
As a rule, conflicts between church and state are extremely complex and often produce headaches,...
November 24, 2013
NYTimes: Mouseketeer-turned-Pagan-turned-Christian trip
One of the staples of evangelical Christianity -- at least so far as I can...
November 16, 2013
NYTimes frames snake handler issue — correctly!
Even though The New York Times is the newspaper I sometimes "love to hate" for its...
November 12, 2013
The New York Times shilling for Obamacare, in news copy
Religious liberty claims advanced in opposition to the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) are a cloak...
October 12, 2013
An ultra-Orthodox case that is anything but
It's not about religion. So said Assistant U.S. Attorney R. Joseph Gribko in a story...
October 10, 2013
Hey atheists, ‘Thank God you’re wrong’
As a reporter, I'm always amazed by how much I learn when I actually pick...
October 04, 2013
Economist, New York Times tailor pope to their notions
One of the fascinating things about Pope Francis is the apparent mad rush among mainstream...
October 01, 2013
NYTimes reverts to using vague labels in Texas science war
It's time for a GetReligion post linked to press coverage of biology, textbooks, God and...
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