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July 31, 2014
Wait? Who is calling who an ‘evangelical’ or ‘conservative’?
Bravo and a big amen to Religion News Service editor Kevin Eckstrom for a crisp...
July 02, 2014
Yo WPost: Tim Howard saves, but he says with God’s help
I have decided to yield to the inevitable. This morning's digital Religion News Service newsletter...
June 20, 2014
What’s in a name? PCA vs. PCUSA
Oh my. My heart goes out to the writer at NBC News' breaking news desk...
May 01, 2014
African simony assertions from Religion News Service
As a good Protestant (in an Anglican context, of course), I reject the doctrine of...
April 23, 2014
Easter season, check … Chip away at basic beliefs, check
You know all of those news articles you see published every year at Ramadan that...
April 17, 2014
Ahhh … a balanced article on religion … thanks, David
After carving apart so many journalism-challenged articles, it's nice to be able to throw laurels...
April 15, 2014
What he said! Yes, Hollywood wants more Christian $$$$
In this morning's email newsletter from the folks at Religion News Service, editor Kevin Eckstrom...
April 14, 2014
For the Times, Ayaan Hirsi Ali controversy has only one side
Brandeis University offered an honorary degree to a controversial speaker, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, then withdrew...
March 30, 2014
Is Christopher Senyonjo a gay martyr or gay icon?
The Associated Press has a story out today on a former bishop of the Church...
February 27, 2014
Sausage making and news reporting on Zanzibar
Otto von Bismark's reputed maxim: "Laws are like sausages — it is best not to...
January 28, 2014
So what is happening with Anglican gay marriage?
Wire service reporting takes a special skill that not all writers posses. In less than...
December 16, 2013
Isn’t that special? Satan pays a visit to the Bible Belt (updated)
When the devil issues a press release, the media pay attention. Satan has stirred a...
December 05, 2013
RNS: It’s no rumor; Turks want Hagia Sophia as a mosque
Talk about a trip into my guilt file. I just did a quick search in...
November 25, 2013
Where’s the other side in atheist lawsuit story?
Religion News Service had an interesting story recently about atheists challenging Uncle Sam over nonprofit...
November 15, 2013
Pod people: Don’t mess with C.S. Lewis
This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with...
November 06, 2013
Grossman’s blog is back: Faith & Reason 2.0 at RNS
One of the first signs that the religion beat was in trouble at USA Today...
November 03, 2013
C.S. Lewis the occultist and other rather obvious errors
Here's a dirty little secret that reporters don't want you to know. When writing the...
October 11, 2013
Memories of Jack Spong (as opposed to hagiography)
Many years had elapsed during which nothing of Combray, save what was comprised in the...
September 24, 2013
More personnel changes on the Godbeat
Here at GetReligion, we don't generally report the news. We critique media coverage of the...
September 14, 2013
Assessing the state of the Godbeat
I posted earlier this week on three veteran superstars of the Godbeat — Ann Rodgers,...
September 13, 2013
Fresh take on Yom Kippur
I wish we saw more coverage of liturgical holidays but I get why we don't....
September 06, 2013
Imagine Pope Francis; help artists win prizes
So, unless you have spent quite a bit of time on another planet in recent...
August 30, 2013
Should some marriages be scare-quoted?
Many moons ago, when I was asking questions about why Religion News Service put "religious...
August 29, 2013
Off to war again. But a just one?
Everyone ready for another war? Ready or not, it appears that we are about to...
August 24, 2013
Religion and the 1963 March on Washington
August 28 is the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington. There's a huge...
August 23, 2013
Americans prejudiced against Al Jazeera?
The new cable news channel Al Jazeera America is drawing a lot of major media...
August 19, 2013
Godbeat losing one of its best and brightest
Usually, we critique religion news here at GetReligion. Occasionally, we report on significant developments on...
August 16, 2013
Hey, you put your opinion in my news!
One of the many products offered by Religion News Service is its daily round-up of...
July 30, 2013
Pope Francis’ 1st miracle: media coverage of mercy
A day after Popocalypse 2013 happened, we have the actual transcript of the remarks that...
July 20, 2013
Some RNS cheerleading for gay marriage
A poor outing from Religion News Service this week in its article about the passage...
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