On Writing

A few days ago I reported and wrote one of the only front-page stories I’ve done since being named editor. The story isn’t particularly flashy or sexy. But it took research, reading, real-life conversations with people, and it took a fair amount of work to understand its intricacies before I could actually write the thing. … Continue reading On Writing

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A Small Town Writer’s Challenge

I don't know if he meant to, but my friend Matthew Lee Anderson, in the same kind of way you hear on the local nightly news, just said in an ultrasmooth voice, "Now over to you, Michael." In his ever-so-insightful way, Matt called attention to a series of pieces from his Mere Orthodoxy collaborator Jake Meador … Continue reading A Small Town Writer’s Challenge

Have I Seen You Here Before?

I was surprised earlier today when I checked the backend of this blog and saw today's traffic is a new record — and it was just mid-day. This, no doubt, comes because my friends Rod Dreher and Kara Tippetts both happened to link to something I wrote yesterday about both of them. And for that I'm … Continue reading Have I Seen You Here Before?

My Review of The Little Way of Ruthie Leming Posted at Mere Orthodoxy

My friend Matthew Lee Anderson has been kind enough to publish my review of The Little Way of Ruthie Leming by Rod Dreher. It's posted at the fantastic blog Mere Orthodoxy. Along with a lot of other folks, I consider Matt one of the most important voices among conservative Christians today (and he's only getting … Continue reading My Review of The Little Way of Ruthie Leming Posted at Mere Orthodoxy

Another WORLD on Campus Roundup

It's been a while since I've updated my site, so here's another look at what I've been writing over at WORLD on Campus. I typically have a new piece out every Tuesday, which both WORLD and I push via our social media outlets. Be sure to follow me on Twitter (@MichaelReneau) or WORLD on Campus … Continue reading Another WORLD on Campus Roundup

My Latest Work from WORLD on Campus

There's now one more place to see the writing of Michael Reneau, for better or worse. Since September, I've been a weekly opinion columnist for WORLD on Campus, a sister site to Christian magazine WORLD. WoC is delivers the same types of stories and content that WORLD Magazine does, just for a college-aged audience. My … Continue reading My Latest Work from WORLD on Campus

Trayvon Martion, George Zimmerman, and the Media

Even as the facts of the Trayvon Martin case swirl around in the murky water they’ve been in for more than a month, one bad guy in this case is easy to see: the news media. This story just won’t go away, and that’s deserved. This will likely prove a perplexing legal quagmire for weeks, … Continue reading Trayvon Martion, George Zimmerman, and the Media