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Laura Turner

Laura Turner is a writer and editor living in San Francisco. In addition to being a regular contributor to Christianity Today’s “Her.meneutics” blog, she has also written for publications such as Books & Culture and The Bold Italic. She is interested in the intersection of church and culture.

All Stories by Laura Turner

Why do the Covington Catholic kids get the benefit of the doubt?

January 25, 2019

(RNS) — The national conversation about the confrontation at the Lincoln Memorial should always have been how we treat Native Americans, older people, and the marginalized, not whether a white kid got a bad rap in the media.

On my way

April 14, 2016

“Entertaining Faith” has been a romp to write. So I take my leave with gratitude to all you readers as I move on to new adventures.

Affairs so cliché: Other sins pastors can commit

March 22, 2016

Can’t pastors get more creative than an affair?

Stephen Colbert performs liturgical dance to “King of Glory”

March 21, 2016

Stephen Colbert dances-you won’t want to miss it.

Hillary Clinton, Nancy Reagan, and Rock Hudson on AIDS

March 11, 2016

Hillary Clinton plays political con game in praising Nancy Reagan for her work on AIDS.

Dinesh D’Souza, convicted felon, does a scare video on Hillary Clinton

March 7, 2016

The video, by a man convicted of stealing, portrays her as leading a vast dark plot to “steal America.”

Oscars 2016: The S.S. Snoozefest

March 4, 2016

A look at the best and worst dressed at the 2016 Academy Awards…with a bite

Oscars and rape culture: It can’t wait

February 29, 2016

Can “Hollywood” talk about rape culture for a minute?

Pope’s comments could help Trump with evangelicals

February 18, 2016

Few people could spin a Papal denunciation into campaign gold. Donald Trump can.

How to baptize your dog

February 17, 2016

Have you ever worried about the eternal life of your pet? Put your mind at ease.

Doritos commercial causes dustup over abortion

February 9, 2016

A bunch of people got mad about a Doritos commercial. Our expectations are too high.

Mark Driscoll rises from the ashes in Phoenix (COMMENTARY)

February 5, 2016

(RNS) Mark Driscoll, pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle until he resigned in 2014, announced that he was setting up The Trinity Church in Phoenix.

Mark Driscoll rising from the ashes in Phoenix

February 3, 2016

A little humility would go a long way for ex-Mars Hill pastor Mark Driscoll.

Ted Cruz, Focus on the Family, and fear-mongering

January 14, 2016

A letter written to concerned Christians was rooted completely in fear–and it was wrong.

David Bowie’s spectacular afterlife

January 11, 2016

David Bowie was “not quite an atheist.” He could never bring himself fully to disbelief.

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