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July 09, 2014
Pope’s abuse apology: Media did a fair job, surprisingly
Mainstream media didn't pile onto Pope Francis. I know that sounds cynical -- something like...
June 25, 2014
At play in China: repression of Muslims or Islamic terrorism?
One side points to a series of brazen attacks attributed to Islamic extremists. The other...
June 25, 2014
Mormon reformin’: Putting the antics in semantics
Welcome to the Latter-day Saints Trivia Game! Here is today's question: When did the Mormon...
June 13, 2014
Axing the wrong questions after Brat-Cantor stunner
There's analysis, and there's hack 'n' slash. When blindsided by the come-from-behind election of David...
May 22, 2014
No ghosts in WSJ’s thorough report on Nigerian bombings
Last week, I criticized a front-page Wall Street Journal profile of a Nigerian terror group...
May 15, 2014
WSJ profiles Nigerian terrorist with no mention of ‘Christians’
Is there a religion angle on the heartbreaking story of the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls? Of...
May 14, 2014
Missing elements in NYTimes marital rape report from India
Marriage was a hot topic this week in the Indian press following rulings by two...
May 08, 2014
Putting a real face on Pew’s Latino religious identity survey
The Pew Research Center released a report Wednesday titled "The Shifting Religious Identity of Latinos...
April 24, 2014
Assad’s Easter and mysterious attacks on Syrian Christians
Why are Syrian Christians being targeted by Islamist rebels? The Western press cannot agree on...
March 21, 2014
Boo! No ghosts in WSJ coverage of rural-urban divide
In a 2006 column about my grandparents, I reflected on my rural upbringing: I close...
March 17, 2014
Bubbles, Lutherans and the Wall Street Journal
Can colored soap bubbles blow up church attendance? Can giant crossword puzzles spell success? If...
February 21, 2014
What’s God got to do with it — in Maidan square?
I've said it once, twice, and I'll say it again -- there is more than...
December 09, 2013
The second storytelling rule: Get the name of the church
The first storytelling rule: Get the name of the dog. So says Poynter Institute writing...
October 24, 2013
Moore of the same, but still a worthy effort
I had a sense of deja vu this week as I clicked on a 2,000-word...
October 11, 2013
Pod people: Facts are your friends, journalists
Here at GetReligion, we make no secret of our bias. That bias: our deep affection...
October 09, 2013
Warming the chair? WSJ laments the loss of the pew
It's five minutes past the hour, and you're late for services. The cat insisted on...
October 05, 2013
When religious liberty clashes with gay rights
This was the headline on a Wall Street Journal story this week: Some Businesses Balk...
September 13, 2013
Fresh take on Yom Kippur
I wish we saw more coverage of liturgical holidays but I get why we don't....
April 15, 2013
Unforced Episcopal errors from the Wall Street Journal
Even the best newspapers will drop a brick now and again. And today’s piece in...
April 11, 2013
Evangelicals and immigration: Real data, real voices
A quick review before I get to the point of this post: • Back in...
December 17, 2012
Coming soon to a TV near you: ‘The Bible’
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