News Headlines

Catch up on our curated list of headlines for today, hand-picked from across the Web by Bruce Gourley.

August 19, 2014

  1. Two Churches in Missouri are Filled With Faith, But Common Ground Remains Elusive (Washington Post)
  2. Old South Church Sends Prayers, Cranes to Missouri Congregation (Boston Globe)
  3. Baptist Group Calls Religious-Themed Forums for U.S. Senate Candiates ‘Partisan Politics’ (Lexington Herald-Leader)
  4. U.S. Senate, State-Level Candidates Make Final Pitch at Baptist Temple (Alaska Dispatch)
  5. America’s Christian Conservatives Ponder a ‘Babylonian Exile’ (Religion News Service)
  6. Hotel Developers Battle for First Baptist Site (Tennessean)
  7. Evangelical Christian Pastor Says Jews Were Chosen by God to Serve; Not to be ‘Teacher’s Pet’ (Christian Post)
  8. What Happens When Evangelical Virgin Men Get Married? (New Republic)
  9. Baptist Standard to Cease Operation of its FaithVillage Social Media Network (Associated Baptist Press)
  10. Sociologist: Concept of God Impacts Power of Prayer, Anxiety-Related Disorders (Associated Baptist Press)
  11. Virginia Baptists Launch Initiative Aimed at Ebola Crisis (Associated Baptist Press)
  12. SBC Ethics Agency Launches Think Tank (Baptist Standard)
  13. Large Fines, Jailing for Baptists in Uzbekistan (Alabama Baptist)

August 18, 2014

  1. Some Evangelicals in Republican Party are Feeling Left Out, See No Standard-Bearer (Washington Post)
  2. Alabama Lawmaker: Proposed 10 Commandments Monument Has ‘Nothing to do With Religion’ (Think Progress)
  3. Navy Reverses Decision to Remove Bibles from Lodges (The Tennessean)
  4. U.K.: Travelodge Removes Bible from Every Room (Daily Mail)
  5. Michael Brown’s Family Hosts Church Rally to Remember Teen Shot by Cop (ABC News)
  6. Jerusalem: A Clash of Religion and Bioethics Complicates Organ Donation in Israel (New York Times)

August 16, 2014

  1. Colorado Springs Church to Dedicate Portion of Service to Slain Ferguson Man (Colorado Springs Gazette)
  2. Nigerian Pastor Ministers in West Tennessee (Jackson Sun)
  3. McConnell at Baptist Church: Congress Must Challenge Obama (Bowling Green Daily News)
  4. BJC Breaks Down Hobby Lobby Ruling (Associated Baptist Press)
  5. Culpepper Steps Down After 20 Years as McAfee Dean (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. Real or Imagined, Persecution Appears to be Part of Christian DNA (Associated Baptist Press)

August 11, 2014

  1. Macon Baptist Missionary Home from Ebola-Striken Liberia (Macon Telegraph)
  2. LifeWay Stops Selling Mark Driscoll’s Books at 180 Christian Stores (Christianity Today)
  3. In Iowa, Perry and Cruz Make Pitches to Evangelical Voters (Dallas Morning News)
  4. Strip-Club Dancers Take off Tops in Heated Protest Outside Ohio Church (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
  5. Customers are More Forgiving When Businesses Identity Religious Affiliations, Study Finds (Michigan Live)
  6. What is it About Religion That Keeps us Healthy? (DigiNews)

August 8, 2014

  1. Losing Religion at College? Not Anymore in Generation X, Says Study (Salt Lake Tribune)
  2. Ebola Comments Prompt Christian Backlash Against Coulter, Trump and Carson (Washington Post)
  3. Baptist Church Cancels Gungor Concert Event Over Views on Bible (Christian Post)
  4. Bible Banner Suit Heads to Texas Supreme Court (KGNS TV)
  5. Atheist Group Threatens Legal Action Over Bible Display at Processing Station (Military Times)
  6. Baptists in Gaza Appeal for Prayer After Month of Shelling (Associated Baptist Press)
  7. Texas Shelter Plans Canceled, But Needs Continue Along Border (Associated Baptist Press)
  8. Baptist Leader in Missouri Arrested for Seeking Sex With Animal (Associated Baptist Press)
  9. Strippers Plan Topless Protest in Front of Ohio Church (USA Today)
  10. Iraq: ISIS Overtakes Iraq’s Largest City (CNN)
  11. China: China Plans it’s own ‘Christian Theology’ (BBC

August 7, 2014

  1. West Africa: Baptists Take Precautionary Measures in Wake of Ebola Outbreak (AllAfrica)
  2. West African Baptists Take Measures as Ebola Outbreak Worsens (Associated Baptist Press)
  3. After Braxton Caner’s Suicide, Baptist Preacher Says He Regrets Twitter Battle With Teenager (Christian Post)
  4. Conservative Christian Groups Target ‘Black Jesus’ as ‘Blasphemous’ (Salt Lake Tribune)
  5. Texas Church Becomes Oasis for Central American Migrants, Their Children (National Geographic)
  6. Arizona Church Defies Immigration Officials, Shelters Undocumented Immigrant (Think Progress)
  7. Weighing in on Border Crisis, SBC President Says Jesus was an Immigrant (ABP)
  8. Minnesota Church Must Pay PCUSA Over $1.2 Million to Leave Denomination (Christian Post)

August 6, 2014

  1. House Republican Sends Bible to Every Member of Congress (New York Post)
  2. Restaurant’s ‘Prayer Discount’ Sparks Mix of Praise, Anger (National Public Radio)
  3. Evangelical Leaders Ask McConnell, Grimes to Participate in Forums (Lexington Herald-Leader)
  4. Kathy Hillman Nominee for BGCT President (Baptist Standard)
  5. Kentucky Evangelical Leaders Invite Senate Candidate to ‘Issues Forum’ (ABP)
  6. Prison Beard Case is Supreme Court’s Next Church-State Decision (Associated Baptist Press)

August 5, 2014

  1. This Baptist Charity is Being Paid Hundreds of Millions to Shelter Child Migrants (TIME)
  2. Orlando Drops Church Lawsuit, Moving MLS Stadium (ABC News)
  3. Why Artists Want to Preserve Church Tied to L.A. Church’s Chicano Movement (LA Times)
  4. The Spirituality of Surfing: Finding Religion Riding the Waves (Huffington Post)
  5. ‘Third-way’ Baptist Church Faces Possible Expulsion (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. Churches Widen Impact, Relevance by Working With Outside Groups (ABP)