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July 28, 2014
Migrant children crossing the border: the religion angle
Amid the ongoing headlines - mostly political - over the thousands of migrant children crossing...
July 22, 2014
Pod people: Are all political liberals also on moral left?
Every now and then, Issues, Etc., host Todd Wilken take and I off in one...
July 21, 2014
Yo editors: Can the state pay Catholics to help immigrants?
As usual, there was a stack of Baltimore Sun newspapers waiting for me at the...
July 20, 2014
LATimes shreds old-school language in religious liberty story
The following information cannot be examined too many times during the media storm that has...
July 18, 2014
Changing climate — of church views on the environment
USA Today has been eroding its standard of short, shallow stories. And for a complex...
July 14, 2014
Hero or troubled soul: Dallas pastor takes his life
Right from the start, a long Page 1 story in The Dallas Morning News portrays the...
July 10, 2014
Wrestling with that old Anglican timeline, in South Carolina
Anyone who follows news on the religion beat knows the drill when it comes to...
June 26, 2014
Pod people: Sometimes editors really need to do the math
I have never been much of a math guy, but sometimes you have to see...
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...
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...
June 11, 2014
NYTimes notices old doctrine wars over InterVarsity chapters
The debate started out behind closed doors but quickly jumped into the mainstream press. The...
June 05, 2014
Church to boycott Redskins? Not enough to fill a stadium
The Washington Redskins are changing their name because of its negative connotations, a friend posted...
May 29, 2014
Boy, you got a prayer in … the drive-thru lane
I'll never forget a sermon I heard as a young boy — mainly because I...
May 27, 2014
United Methodists stand at a ‘tipping point’ — once again
Yes, it's time to head into yet another oldline Protestant summer of sex. This leads...
May 24, 2014
Instructing v. reporting on gay clergy from The Times
What's the difference between advocacy journalism and classical, liberal, some would say "objective" journalism? Advocacy...
May 20, 2014
Generic person of God (or gods) busted for selling fake art
So, if you read a news report about a politician who did something really stupid...
May 20, 2014
That deacon and CBS veteran sacks a Womenpriests ‘story’
Should visitors to GetReligion choose to search our archives for the term "Womenpriests" they will...
May 02, 2014
Sensitive feature looks at caregivers’ work with the dying
Thank God, literally, that not all religion news stories are about terrorists or same-sex marriage...
May 01, 2014
Did Washington Post offer reporting or cheerleading?
The religious left gets sympathetic treatment, not only from a new report by the Brookings...
April 23, 2014
WPost team looks at politics in 2014, sees zero folks in pews
It's time to set the wayback (actually, it's WABAC) machine for the year 2003, when...
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 21, 2014
Nice but, at times, confusing news on Virginia Anglican wars
Inspiring, uplifting stories have been hard to find in recent decades in the world of...
April 21, 2014
Here we go again: So was Jesus married or what?
JANET ASKS: What is your opinion on the historicity of the ancient text mentioning Jesus’...
April 17, 2014
About those evangelical whispers on same-sex marriage
As you would imagine, your GetReligionistas are never eager to critique the work of previous...
April 13, 2014
Pod people: So what could reporters cover during Lent?
Long, long ago, back at the beginning of Lent, I put up a post that...
April 09, 2014
The final days march past: Was there any news in Lent 2014?
Let's face it folks. There is a very real possibility that this posts exists as...
April 08, 2014
Baby boomers and (some) traditions for ‘green’ funerals
The other day I wrote a post noting that, in addition to sex, drugs and...
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...
April 06, 2014
Pentecostal gap in that LATimes immigration reform story
There was an important interfaith gathering the other day in Los Angeles that allowed some...
March 28, 2014
World Vision, donors, scripture and ‘online speculation’
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