August 28, 2014

  1. Baptist Leaders Urge Faith-Based Groups to Help Ease Suffering (KPLC News)
  2. Politics of American Churches & Religions in One Graph (Religion News Service)
  3. Why Conservative Christian Homeschoolers Are Fighting Standards That Don’t Apply to Them (Think Progress)
  4. Pastor Shot, Wounded in Wyoming Church (ABC News)
  5. Algiers Pastor Involved in Possible Self-Defense Shooting Outside Church, Relatives Say (Times-Picayune, LA)
  6. Dwindling Membership and Charitable Contributions Lead Bangor Church to Close (Bangor Daily News, ME)
  7. Alabama Megachurch Pastor, Bestselling Author David Platt to Lead SBC IMB (Birmingham News)
  8. Calvinist David Platt Elected SBC IMB President (Associated Baptist Press)
  9. David Hull to Join the Center for Healthy Churches (Associated Baptist Press)
  10. Lofty Fundraiser Leads Baptists to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro (Associated Baptist Press)
  11. Iraq: Christians Weigh Taking Up Arms Against the Islamic State (National Geographic)
Bruce Gourley

About Bruce Gourley

Bruce T. Gourley is online editor. In addition to managing Baptist Today’s web presence, Bruce is the executive director of the Baptist History and Heritage Society (, general editor of the Baptist History & Heritage Journal, editor of the Baptist Studies Bulletin, creator and author of the "Baptists and the American Civil War Project" (, and author of six books. Bruce is also a photographer ( and previously served as a campus minister and professor of history at Yellowstone Baptist College in Billings, Montana. A graduate of Mercer University (B.A.), Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and Auburn University (Ph.D.), he and his family live near Bozeman, Montana.

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