The "top one" story of the week makes everything else pale by comparison. It is almost impossible to keep up with all the news and commentary on Pope Benedict XVI and Islam. But we've done our best to compile both the news and commentary from the controversy, and hit those religion stories that are getting lost. Commentary returns next week.

Pope Benedict XVI and Islam

All apologies | Mideast Christians worry | Muslims attack | Other Muslim reactions | Defending the Pope's comments | Jewish reaction | Other papal critics | Pope's upcoming Turkey visit | Did he know what he was doing? | Earlier Benedict XVI comments on Islam | Explaining papal infallibility | Other pope comments news | Editorials | Blame the Pope | Blame the Muslims | Blame religion in general | Blame the media | Other op-eds

Beyond Benedict

Islam | Nun killed in Somalia | Indonesia executions | India | U.S. State Dept. religion report | Darfur | Iraq | War and violence | Military prayer dispute | Church and state | All Saints vs. IRS | Education | Higher education | Evolution and Intelligent Design | Law and courts | Politics | Evangelicals and politics | John Kerry's religion speech | Religious Left | Religious Right | Dobson in Pa. | Life ethics | Abortion | Environment | Immigration | Race and ethnicity at church | Church life | Church buildings | Church bells | Catholicism | History | Bible | Books | Art | Music | Television | Films | Jesus Camp | These young people today | Sexual ethics | Abuse | Crime | People | Deaths | Missions & ministry | Travel | Money and business | Baylor religion survey | Science | Other stories of interest

All apologies:

  1. For 4th time, Pope clarifies Islam remark | Many non-Muslims, though, said they were glad the pope spoke out about violence and Islam (The New York Times)

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Launched in 1999, Christianity Today’s Weblog was not just one of the first religion-oriented weblogs, but one of the first published by a media organization. (Hence its rather bland title.) Mostly compiled by then-online editor Ted Olsen, Weblog rounded up religion news and opinion pieces from publications around the world. As Christianity Today’s website grew, it launched other blogs. Olsen took on management responsibilities, and the Weblog feature as such was mothballed. But CT’s efforts to round up important news and opinion from around the web continues, especially on our Gleanings feature.
Ted Olsen
Ted Olsen is Christianity Today's executive editor. He wrote the magazine's Weblog—a collection of news and opinion articles from mainstream news sources around the world—from 1999 to 2006. In 2004, the magazine launched Weblog in Print, which looks for unexpected connections and trends in articles appearing in the mainstream press. The column was later renamed "Tidings" and ran until 2007.
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