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July 31, 2014
Can a laundromat replace the traditional church?
My @Npr story this AM about an alternative to church that helps poor people do...
July 30, 2014
Members mourn Atlanta church; why don’t they talk?
When a congregation has to leave its church building, it's like moving away from home....
July 23, 2014
What is this? Forbes goes to bat for Eden Foods critics
Several years ago, your GetReligionistas created a new item in our archives list of news...
July 17, 2014
On Hobby Lobby, explain that ‘deeply held religious belief’
You got so close, Philadelphia Inquirer. You got so close to a fair, enlightening news...
July 12, 2014
Pod people: Grading the grades on Supreme Court coverage
After two recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings, I tried a different approach to analyzing some...
July 07, 2014
Sun leaves Hobby Lobby out of its timely higher-wages story
So, are there any Hobby Lobby stores in the greater Baltimore area? Yes, it appears...
July 03, 2014
Big news report card: Hobby Lobby and contraceptives
One of the big misconceptions about the Hobby Lobby case (with apologies to Conestoga Wood Specialties)...
June 26, 2014
How NOT to cover the ruling in the Hobby Lobby case
Hey @GetReligion, read the fear-filled, one-sided piece in @Forbes re: what will happen if @HobbyLobbyStore...
June 21, 2014
Got religion? Better not put it on your first resume
Day after day, week after week, month after month, religion-beat reporters receive emails from pollsters,...
June 18, 2014
Nuns, strippers and the never-boring Godbeat
Sister Mary Clarence could totally fix this: Nuns file suit over noisy strip club next...
June 17, 2014
Politico’s long-but-shallow exposé on Hobby Lobby family
Cue the dramatic music. Politico has a breathless, 2,200-word profile of the Greens — the...
May 10, 2014
Getting a feel for the whole elephant in that Mississippi law
You know that ancient story about the blind men groping their way around an elephant?...
May 08, 2014
Why it’s no surprise the LA Clippers have a Jewish owner
A long, long time ago -- pre-Internet for me -- I wrote an "On Religion"...
May 05, 2014
Pope Francis on economics: How innovative? How savvy?
JIM ASKS: Conservative commentators ridiculed [Pope Francis's decree Evangelii Gaudium] for its criticism of the...
April 25, 2014
AP sticks it to Mississippi religious freedom law
Earlier this month, I wrote a post titled "Via AP, a tasty piece on a same-sex...
April 18, 2014
What would Jesus tip? Be sure to ask … secular ethicists!?
.@TipsForJesus still leaves $$$, so for #Easter, we asked ethicists - is it moral?
April 11, 2014
Salt Lake Tribune loses its Faith, but not its @religiongal
Via Twitter, this sad news — but not as sad as it could have been...
April 10, 2014
Via AP, a tasty piece on a same-sex wedding cake
Sometimes, the best journalism relies on a really simple recipe. That's the case with a...
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 04, 2014
Brendan Eich nailed for his generic, private, anti-gay beliefs?
Yes, yes, yes, I know. Just try to imagine the mainstream press coverage if Brendan...
April 03, 2014
And for a change, a ‘Noah’ movie story that sails smoothly
Last week, I criticized USA Today's fast-food cheeseburger of a story on the religious controversy...
April 02, 2014
Archbishop sells his fancy digs; NYTimes digs a bit deeper
What we have here is a very solid New York Times story about a somewhat...
April 01, 2014
Pod people: Hobby Lobby and the Mennonite angle
On this week's episode of the GetReligion podcast "Crossroads," host Todd Wilken and I discuss media...
March 28, 2014
Can we let Fred Phelps and Westboro Baptist rest in peace?
There's no such thing as bad publicity — at least that's how the saying goes....
March 25, 2014
Ready, set, go! Hobby Lobby at the Supremes
Hobby Lobby gets its hearing before the Supreme Court this morning. This is big, folks....
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...
February 21, 2014
Religious freedom vs. gay discrimination in Arizona
Here we go again. In Arizona, a religious freedom bill has riled gay rights supporters, as The...
February 20, 2014
Pod people: Local vs. national press on religious liberty
Proposed religious liberty exemptions for wedding vendors — such as bakers, florists and photographers —...
February 18, 2014
Flowers, cakes and objections to same-sex weddings
In two recent posts — here and here — I critiqued media coverage of proposed...
February 14, 2014
Same-sex marriage vs. religious liberty … another twist
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