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?

By Laura Turner — 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

By Laura Turner — 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

By Laura Turner — March 22, 2016
Can't pastors get more creative than an affair?

Stephen Colbert performs liturgical dance to “King of Glory”

By Laura Turner — March 21, 2016
Stephen Colbert dances-you won't want to miss it.

Hillary Clinton, Nancy Reagan, and Rock Hudson on AIDS

By Laura Turner — 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

By Laura Turner — 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

By Laura Turner — 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

By Laura Turner — February 29, 2016
Can "Hollywood" talk about rape culture for a minute?

Pope’s comments could help Trump with evangelicals

By Laura Turner — February 18, 2016
Few people could spin a Papal denunciation into campaign gold. Donald Trump can.

How to baptize your dog

By Laura Turner — 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

By Laura Turner — 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)

By Laura Turner — 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

By Laura Turner — 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

By Laura Turner — January 14, 2016
A letter written to concerned Christians was rooted completely in fear--and it was wrong.

David Bowie’s spectacular afterlife

By Laura Turner — January 11, 2016
David Bowie was "not quite an atheist." He could never bring himself fully to disbelief.
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