Investigative Reporting

“I am called a cult leader– I really don’t care”

Wayne Jolley/The Gathering,  Christianity Today


How an end-times cult that worship cats ended up in Tennessee

Sheryl Ruthven cult, Nashville Scene 


A Los Angeles church seeks the good of its neighborhood by confronting crime and environmental distress.

“God, Guns, and Oil,”  Christianity Today


A group of refugees rescues a small Tennesse church

All Saints profile, The Washington Post 


Young serpent handlers grasp the power of faith

The Tennessean/Religion News Service 


The Apostles and Prophets leading a quiet revolution in American Religion

Interview with Brad Christerson and Richard Flory, Christianity Today

Peace be upon them

Tennessee church welcomes Muslim neighbors, Sojourners 

News Stories

The strange case of the pastor released from Iran and his wife’s abuse allegations

The Washington Post



A year later, families of the Charleston shooting victims still wrestle with forgiveness.

The Washington Post


When going to church is hard

The Covenant Companion


‘Spotlight’ just won an Oscar. So why am I so worried about the future of religion journalism?

The Washington Post



The religious case for ignoring Star Wars Episodes I, II and III

The Washingon Post