Religion Unplugged

Year in review: Ten religion stories that stuck with me in 2019, including one of my own

By Bobby Ross Jr. | GetReligion

Did Santa bring everything you wanted for Christmas?

I hope so.

As we head toward a new year, I wanted to pull a few items out of my gift bag.

Here, in no particular order, are 10 of the most memorable religion stories that I read (and one I even wrote) in 2019:

Read the full column.

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All of my GetReligion columns (December 2019):

Serious question: Is Buttigieg being gay a reason for his low support among black voters in the South? Published Dec. 2.

What’s a bus got to do with religion? A whole lot when it comes to violating the Sabbath in Israel. Published Dec. 3.

Pelosi points to her Catholic faith in denying she hates Trump. Will news reports offer any context? Published Dec. 5.

Friday Five: Clergy abuse scandal, Buttigieg at church, politics of communion, N.T. Wright. Published Dec. 6.

So after all these years, what about ‘Manny being Manny’ in a church? And in a seminary? Tell us more. Published Dec. 9.

Breaking news: Man gives 10 percent of his income to charity — what a revolutionary concept. Published Dec. 10.

If the byline says Sarah Pulliam Bailey, go ahead and count on an interesting, enlightening religion story. Published Dec. 12.

Friday Five: Terrified Jews, pastor’s tired soul, stressed priests, tmatt’s move, generic tithing. Published Dec. 13.

CNN’s religion editor delves into Salvation Army’s effort to change its ‘anti-LGBTQ’ reputation. Published Dec. 16.

The Washington Post’s long quest to explain Buttigieg’s race problem while ignoring religion. Published Dec. 17.

A Pew Research Center study on the varying lengths of sermons in Christian churches? That’ll preach. Published Dec. 19.

Friday Five: CT’s editorial, LDS church’s $100 billion, Catholic priests, SBC sex abuse, holiday grief. Published Dec. 20.

Who would Jesus cheer for? S.C. paper explores the evangelical ties of Dabo Swinney’s Clemson Tigers. Published Dec. 23.

Year in review: Ten religion stories that stuck with me in 2019, including one of my own. Published Dec. 26.

(Final) Friday Five: 2019 top posts, Galli vs. Trump, ‘Olive, come out,’ casino priest, holy crop duster. Published Dec. 27.

Read all about it: After nearly a decade, GetReligion contributor transitioning to a new role. Published Dec. 30.

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