Welp. It was quite a Fourth of July here in Oklahoma City.
Perhaps you heard the news about Thunder superstar Kevin Durant's Independence Day.
Yes, there's a religion angle. But we'll save that for a post later this week from our own tmatt, GetReligion's resident expert on faith and the NBA.
As I join my fellow Oklahomans in mourning Durant's departure, the day after the Fourth of July (that would make it July 5, right?) seems like an opportune time to update readers on four key developments on the Godbeat:
1. The Religion Newswriters Association is no more.
No, the professional organization for Godbeat pros has not disbanded. It's thriving, in fact. But it has a new name: Religion News Association.
Here's how a news release from RNA (yes, that acronym is still correct) explains the change: