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A Satirical Sermon Mocks Mammon-Worship
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>When I was a girl, my mother told me one should never discuss four things in polite company: rel ...

Zogby's Purple People Poll
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

While most political junkies were distracted by the big news of the week - the economic meltdown, the first presidential debate - the good people at <a href="http://www.zogby.com/">Zogby Intern ...

Fair Questions for Sarah Palin
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

After Sarah Palin was selected by John McCain as the Republican vice-presidential candidate, reporters asked me whether the pick was desperate, brilliant, or risky. After Sarah Pa ...

Just the Facts
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Most of you are too young to remember Joe Friday, the tough inner-city police sergeant on the old television series <em>Dragnet</em>, which I still see sometimes in syndication. ...

Commenting on the Daily Digest
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

More than a year ago, I posted a piece asking for comments from the readers of the Daily Digest. There were many useful ideas, and I've modified the Digest accordingly. More ...

Another Look at The New Yorker's Obama Cartoon
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

To presume is human, to reconsider sublime. At least that's what I'm beginning to believe as a father of three. To presume is human, to reconsider sublime. At least that ...

New Yorker Obama Cartoon Controversy
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

While Ben Franklin penned the <a href="http://lcweb.loc.gov/exhibits/us.capitol/one.jpg">first American political cartoon</a> in 1776, Thomas Nast ushered in the gilded age of the modern ...

Covering SCOTUS
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

As a confirmed newspaper addict, I've learned to pay attention to the bylines on stories, and over the years have learned which ones to look for on particular topics. As a co ...

Father's Day Remembering Tim Russert
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

Father's Day was especially poignant this year with the shocking weekend news of the death of Tim Russert, the long-time and extraordinary host of <em>Meet The Press</em>. ...

The Manifesto and the Media
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

Last week, I wrote about the new <a href="http://www.evangelicalmanifesto.com/">Evangelical Manifesto</a>, of which I was a signatory. Last week, I wrote abo ...

Media Circus
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

I've been traveling lately, and in various hotels and friend's guest rooms, have seen more TV than usual. I've been traveling lately, and in various hotels and frie ...

Interview with Bob Abernethy
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>Following is an excerpt from an interview with Bob Abernethy that will appear in a forthcoming issue of <A href="http://www.wittenburgdoor.com/">The Wittenburg Door</A>. ...

Blocking the Big Mouths
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum The media reform movement comes of age. One day when my oldest son was about 12 years old, ...

God Bless C-SPAN
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. The voice of the people. Even the crazy ones. (Columns, Humor, Jubilee 2000, Media, H'ru ...

Shattered Truths
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Lynn Schwebach The transition of today’s churches from modernism to postmodernism dominates many discussions in Christian and secular medi ...

Aiming at Headlines
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Palmberg Bush administration amnesia spells disaster for Darfur. Three years ago, the United States ...

Spirituality and the Media Arts
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Darren Hughes Even at a length of just under 100 pages, Ron Austin’s In a New Light: Spirituality and the Media Arts is four or five books ...

What Would Dilbert Do?
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum White-collar life in the information age. One day when my oldest son was about 12 years ol ...

Rolling Stone Responds to My Challenge
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:28pm | Type: Blog

<P>It's not often that something I write attracts an immediate response from one of the most famous media entities in the world, but surprisingly enough, just after <a href="http://blog.beli ...

News in the Corporate Age
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bart Preecs In the discussions of Shortly after we inaugurate the next president, the 75-year history of over- ...

Televised Torture
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Eileen Norringtion I read with interest Jesse Holcomb's commentary "Tortured Logic" (June 2007) on the television series 24 ...

Reversing the Reagan Revolution
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum It's time to bring fairness back to the nation's airwaves. For the past 20 years ...

Jim Wallis: Sam Brownback Says 'The Poor Will Save Our Souls'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>Sen. Sam Brownback and I don't see eye-to-eye on every issue or policy, but he's been a faithful ally in our efforts to forge a grand alliance of conservatives and liberals to fight poverty ...

Jim Wallis: Sam Brownback Says 'The Poor Will Save Our Souls'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>Sen. Sam Brownback and I don't see eye-to-eye on every issue or policy, but he's been a faithful ally in our efforts to forge a grand alliance of conservatives and liberals to fight poverty ...

One Side to Every Story
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 9:34am | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum The mainstream media's blind spot on "free trade." On the morning of Jan. 8 ...

'We Are the World'
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Now playing near you: A global monoculture. Thirty years ago, the British punk-rock band T ...

Bob Francis: Can You Help Me Find the Free and Independent Press?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/btw/watch.html"></a>Bill Moyers Journal aired a great program Wednesday night called "<a href="http://www.pbs.org/moyers/j ...

Video: Iran Delegation on PBS's NOW
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.pbs.org/now/shows/312/video.html"></a>The <a href="http://www.beliefnet.com/blogs/godspolitics/2007/02/jeff-carr-welcome-to-iran.html">delegat ...

Video: Iran Delegation on PBS's NOW
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.pbs.org/now/shows/312/video.html"></a>The <a href="http://www.beliefnet.com/blogs/godspolitics/2007/02/jeff-carr-welcome-to-iran.html">delegat ...

Jeff Carr: Talking About Iran with Hannity and Colmes
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LG2XbQ0TP6c">Watch it:</a></p> Watch it: Was Jeff Carr taken by the Was Jeff Car ...

He's Back!
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Which sounds better, President Newt or President Mitt? In the past year, while you were avoiding ...

News Bites
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jonathan Mendez Legal Aid. Dionisio Díaz García, a Christian labor la ...

New and Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 03/16/2011 - 11:04am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors More Peas, Please More Peas, Please Simply in Season Children's Cookbook , by Mark B ...

True Believers
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Dan Nejfelt Historical reflections on war often lead to the conclusion that the past is prologue, that the same ones are fought again and ...

New and Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 03/16/2011 - 11:05am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Spiritual Witnesses Women Saints: 365 Daily Readings, by Madonna Sophia Compton, with Maria Compton Hernandez and Patricia Cam ...

Happy Holidays!
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum The war on the war on Christmas As this column is written, the seasonal aisle at Kmart has ...

News Bites
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jonathan Mendez -Holy Water. -Holy Water. ...

Losing the News
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum As newspapers die a slow death, can cable, radio, and the Web really provide serious, independent news? ...

Public Radio's New Jeans
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum The 'Triple-A' music format comes with a nice fit, but only for a few. All radio ...

On-Screen Blind Spots
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Donovan Jacobs Hollywood shows little respect for working-class and poor people. In less than five years—the t ...

Agents of Power
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Can democracy survive without an adversarial press? Agents of Power ...

In Iraq, the Truth is Out There
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Throughout the first year of the Iraq war, Throughout the first year of the Iraq war, the Bush administration managed to keep a pret ...

Faux News
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Ryan Beiler Laughter may be the best medicine for bad news. Liberals and conservatives agree- ...

Indecent Exposure
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum The 'adult' standards of cable have seeped into the groundwater of broadcast television. ...

News Values
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:25am | Type: Magazine Article

Molly Marsh What will it take for us to trust the press? The series of journalistic screw-ups at The New Y ...

Opposition Radio
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:25am | Type: Magazine Article

Ted Parks The alternative voice of Pacifica's KPFK. Clear Channel, Viacom, AOL Time Warner, Disney—the ...

Who Occupies the Occupied Territories?
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 7:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jodi Hochstedler The Glasgow University Media Group decided to resear ...

The God Beat
Originally Posted: 08/05/2011 - 1:12pm | Type: Magazine Article

John Dart In newsrooms around the country, religion is no longer a dead-end assignment—but the media still have a long way to go before t ...

Filling the 'Religion Gap'
Originally Posted: 08/05/2011 - 1:13pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bob Abernethy People of faith who complain about the religion gap in commercial television news coverage often try to explain it by charg ...

The Spotlight Will Find You
Originally Posted: 08/05/2011 - 1:13pm | Type: Magazine Article

Lynn Neary Much of what is best about religion does not need journalism to thrive. Much of what is best about ...