Chief correspondent, The Christian Chronicle. Media columnist @GetReligion. Freelancer @RNS, @CTmagazine, @WashingtonPost. Alum @AP, @NewsOK. Texas Rangers fan.

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I hate flying, but I love on-the-ground reporting — so I spend plenty of time in the air.

My journalistic travels have taken me to all 50 states and 12 countries.

I’ve produced thousands of news stories, trend pieces, features and columns for The Oklahoman (1993-2002), The Associated Press (2002-...