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July 30, 2014
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When a congregation has to leave its church building, it's like moving away from home....
July 07, 2014
Al Jazeera America: a solid piece of religion journalism?
Let's see: a meaty, 3,200-word religion story — part profile, part trend piece. Quick, name...
June 27, 2014
ESPN offers faith-free version of Isaiah Austin’s testimony
If you care about what is happening in modern, multi-platform journalism then you have to...
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 30, 2014
WPost: Avoiding Maya Angelou’s soul, if at all possible
In the world of political, cultural and social studies theory there is a term --...
May 23, 2014
Specific notes of hope, along with the horrors in Nigeria
I don't want to turn this into a trend, or anything. Heaven forbid. However, the...
May 17, 2014
About that prophetic USA Today story grilling Mark Jackson
It's time for a quick trip into my very large folder of GetReligion guilt, that...
May 16, 2014
About those Nigerian Christian girls, chanting in Arabic
As I have said many times, I have no idea how foreign correspondents do the...
May 09, 2014
God, sex, ‘military values’ and the U.S. Naval Academy
Most weekday mornings, as I make my short drive to the train station for my...
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...
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 03, 2014
How not to cover a Bible Belt sex-education debate
Let's assume that many if not most professionals in an elite newsroom in Southern California...
March 24, 2014
Is the pope as Catholic as the president? The Times will tell
Long, long ago, I covered religion news during the era in which Cardinal Joseph Bernardin...
March 19, 2014
Just another generic do-gooder on a Baltimore pro team
At this point, I have just about decided that the editors of The Baltimore Sun...
March 13, 2014
Concerning all those angry white married men in pews
It's mid-term election time, which means that it's time, once again, for the mainstream press...
March 10, 2014
After more bullets in Baltimore: ‘Why couldn’t God stop this?’
Long ago, I was talking to an inner-city pastor (a priest, actually) in Denver who...
February 06, 2014
Were there any ghosts in the Rosenberg diary? You think?
First things first: Anyone who is interested in history, especially the history of the ideas...
January 27, 2014
God, prayer and the winner of the Super Bowl
THIS WEEK, the question doesn’t come from a “Religion Q and A” reader but a...
January 06, 2014
Hail Epiphany and farewell to Christmas (and white Santas)
First things first: I hope that readers who are into that whole Christian calendar had...
January 05, 2014
Grantland gets the ghosts in the Baylor football saga
Regular readers will know that I have been arguing, for quite some time now, that...
December 16, 2013
WPost hints at religious ghosts in India’s rape crisis
Several years ago, during a tour to promote The Media Project book called "Blind Spot:...
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...
December 06, 2013
Mandela the sinner? Mandela the prophet? Yes, cover both
One of the greatest mysteries in life is the moral complexity that is often found...
December 06, 2013
The Methodist roots of Nelson Mandela
Comrade. Leader. Prisoner. Negotiator. Statesman. A giant banner outside the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg —...
November 09, 2013
Pod people: Stopping in again at the Death Café
Pull thoughts and words from my head and form sentences with them on a screen?...
November 04, 2013
KKK hoods, ‘two angels’ and a frustrating ghost
It's a "where are they now" story that I was intrigued to read, since I...
November 01, 2013
Ghosts in blue-state — er, red-state — West Virginia?
There's a lot to digest in the Washington Post's nearly 4,000-word political road trip to West...
September 16, 2013
Baltimore Sun looks at art and religion, but not really
From the beginning of this weblog, your GetReligionistas have urged mainstream newsrooms to do a...
August 29, 2013
On poverty, race, families and Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan
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August 26, 2013
Cutting ‘the Rev.’ out of a key Ravens executive’s work
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