“Why Don’t Journalists Get Religion?” Peter Steinfels, Laurie Goodstein, Diane Winston, and Revealer editor Jeff Sharlet answer in Columbia Journalism Review.

Daniel Boyarin is an orthodox Jew and a queer theory academic star, a scholar of early Christianity and contemporary pop culture. In his new book, writes Zackary Sholem Berger inThe Forward, his “appreciation of Judeo-Christian dialogue is tempered by the fear that Jews and Christians ‘understand each other in our worst selves.’ Read more….

Magic numbers: Washington Post ranks the 10 biggest Protestant churches in the U.S., four of which are in Texas.

Follow the money: AP reports Southern Baptist Convention invests in cruise line company offering gay vacations. Cruise by…

Faith and Free Speech — Revealer editor Jeff Sharlet in The Dallas Morning News.