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Ties that bind? Concerning journalism, Grindr, secrecy, homophobia and the Latin Mass

Early in my religion-beat career, a veteran Catholic leader gave me wise advice about the challenges reporters would face covering the emerging national scandals about sexual abuse by bishops and prie...

Concerning prayers and penalty kicks: Inside the official Vatican soccer tournament

Beyond the Vatican’s walls and its soaring columns lies a not-so-secret passion. It is this passion, one that envelopes much of the planet, that takes over the lives of a select group of Catholic prie...

Weekend thinking: Concerning Southern Baptists and the fracturing of evangelicalism

We spoke w/ 75+ pastors across the country. Evangelicalism is fracturing and likely irrevocably so. The former unity we thought was rooted primarily in Jesus has been revealed to be rooted more in cul...

Thinking with Ryan Burge: Concerning young Latter-day Saints, third parties and life post-Trump

This is why comparing 2016 vs 2020 among LDS is so hard – THIRD PARTY VOTES. Regression w/basic controls. If 3rd parties are included, there's no difference in the young LDS vote for Trump....

Thinking with two key Southern Baptists: Concerning those scary Gallup Poll numbers

Let’s fly up to high altitude for a moment, before reading two interesting think pieces about those Gallup Poll numbers — “U.S. Church Membership Falls Below Majority for First Time” — that launched a...