Curtis Yee is a faith and culture reporter in Washington, D.C. He has also been published in FiveThirtyEight, Christianity Today, and Nieman Lab. Follow him on Twitter @curtisfyee

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When Christian News Falls Into the Trap of ‘Impartiality’

by Curtis Yee 06-29-2023

Photo by Ian Maina via Unsplash. 

When I spoke over video call with CEO and editor-in-chief Jason Woodruff in June, he told me that The Pour Over was founded out of “a lack of better options.”

“Traditional news sources promote obsession, they promote anger, they promote division,” the 28-year-old Iowa resident told Sojourners. “That’s why people either become shaped by those [divisions], or they flee and they become uninformed.”

Branded as a “politically neutral” and “trustworthy news source,” The Pour Over is Woodruff’s answer for Christians looking for facts without the spin. It’s a publication that doesn’t take sides and offers a brief biblical encouragement at the end of each story. It highlights the day’s biggest news, approximately takes five minutes to read, and is purportedly punchy.

‘God, Please Help Me Make Some Money So I Can Pay Off My Student Loans.’

by Curtis Yee 01-27-2021

After graduating during the Great Recession, which also coincided with his divorce, Derek Williams struggled to build his fledgling private practice and make ends meet. He told Sojourners there were times when he was unable to pay for simple necessities, let alone meet his regular student loan payments.

Warnock's Georgia Win Highlights Growing Strength of Progressive Faith Vote

by Curtis Yee 01-05-2021

Rev. Dr. aphael Warnock holds a small rally with young campaign volunteers on Election Day in Georgia's U.S. Senate runoff election, in Marietta, Ga., Jan. 5, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Segar

After a heated runoff election in Georgia, Rev. Dr. Raphael Warnock has won his bid for election to the United States Senate, defeating Republican incumbent Kelly Loeffler.

‘I Will Literally Convince Some People to Vote by Using Bible Verses’

by Curtis Yee 11-24-2020
How organizers and faith leaders reached Georgia's new voters

Children celebrate after media announced that Joe Biden won the 2020 U.S. presidential election, at Atlanta, Nov. 7, 2020. REUTERS/Brandon Bell/File Photo

During the 2016 presidential election, 22 percent of eligible Georgia voters were unregistered. Four years later that number has dropped to just two percent.

How Clergy Support Pro-Democracy Movements Around the World

by Curtis Yee 11-05-2020

Activists, relatives of those killed in the drug war, and others protest extrajudicial killings in the Philippines. Photo by AC Dimatatac /

Should the faithful take to the streets in protest to combat political injustice, they will be following the footsteps of religious groups across the globe that have responded with nonviolent action during times of civil resistance.

The Chaplains Who Marched for George Floyd Are Headed to the Polls

by Curtis Yee 10-28-2020

Photo courtesy of Loose the Chains.

“Nine times out of 10, we’ll just be greeting people and passing out water and snacks,” said Billy Michael Honor, who directs Loose the Chains, the faith engagement initiative of The New Georgia Project “But in the event that something does happen, it’s good to have people there who know how to lead people in situations of conflict or crisis.”