News Headlines

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

October 22, 2016

  1. Nashville Publisher’s New Release Isn’t Your Mother’s Bible (The Tennessean)
  2. Gods and Monsters: The Bible Gets a Comic Book Makeover (The Guardian)
  3. Trump Looms Large in Wisconsin Panel Talk on How Religion is Shaping the Election (Cap Times)
  4. ‘Tip’ For SC Cracker Barrel Waitress: Bible Says ‘The Woman’s Place is in the Home’ (WECT6)
  5. Trump’s Rhetoric Excites ‘Christian Soldier’ for Civil War: ‘Your Skin Color Will be Your Uniform’ (Raw Story)
  6. Religious Leaders Mark Centennial of S.C. Lynching (RNS)
  7. Church Bells Around the World Toll for Civilian Casualties in Aleppo (Reuters)
  8. Germany: A New Home and a New Religion (The Atlantic)

October 21, 2016

  1. Bible Society Debates Exhibit Ban for InterVarsity Press (RNS)
  2. Evangelical Leader James Dobson Urges Defiance of California Abortion Law (The Denver Channel)
  3. No Handshake and No Middle Ground (RNS)
  4. 1,000 Christian Women Ignore Male Leaders, Slam Trump (Mother Jones)
  5. Barbados: UWI Lecturer Says Time to Scrap Religious Studies in Schools (Caribbean360)
  6. India: Supreme Court Won’t Let Religion Enter Secular Arena of Elections (Economic Times)

October 19, 2016

  1. Black Churches Being Pushed Out of Nation’s Capital (The Skanner)
  2. Hispanic Mass in ex-Baptist Megachurch Shows How Nashville is Changing (Tennessean)
  3. New Poll Shows Support for Legal Marijuana on the Rise; Southern Baptists Ready to Fight It (AL.com)
  4. New York Southern Baptists Affirm Anti-Homosexual Stance (Baptist Press)
  5. Inside Intervarsity’s Purge: Trauma and Termination at the Premier Evangelical Student Organization (Religion Dispatches)
  6. A Christian Conservative Backlash Against Trump Grows (Boston Globe)
  7. Will Evangelical Women Turn the Tide Against Trump? (RNS)
  8. Minnesota Man Leaves Massive Toy Car Collection to Church (CBS Minnesota)
  9. Refugee Resettlement Evokes Fear, Debate in Montana (NPR)
  10. Iran: Christian Pastor Released After 6 Years in Jail (Christian Today)

October 13, 2016

  1. Members Claim Their Church Stiffed Them on Loans (KSHB)
  2. Church Group Describes Weathering Matthew in Haiti (WoodTV)
  3. Dad Barred From Talking Religion With Kids (Courthouse News Service)
  4. At Liberty University Pence Urges Christians to Help Elect Trump (Indianapolis Star)
  5. Choice of Trump vs. Clinton Leaves Evangelicals Reeling (Minneapolis Star-Tribune)
  6. Evangelical Leaders Call for Trump to Step Aside From Election (Crosswalk)
  7. Popular Christian Author Eric Metaxas Stands by Donald Trump (RNS)
  8. Wikileaks Emails Appear to Show Clinton Spokeswoman Joking About Catholics and Evangelicals (Washington Post)
  9. Doug Hodo, Houston Baptist University President Emeritus, Dies at 81 (Baptist Standard)
  10. China Targets Parents With Religion Rules in Xinjiang (Aljazeera)

October 12, 2016

  1. CBF Continues Hurricane Matthew Relief Efforts, Encourages Prayer and Donations (CBF)
  2. Hurricane-Hit Haiti and Cuba Draw Southern Baptist Relief (Baptist Press)
  3. Four Churches Sue Over ‘Punishing’ Transgender Bathroom Law (ABC News)
  4. Oklahoma Governor Urges Christians to Pray for Oil Industry (KY3)
  5. Evangelical Magazines Decry Trump: ‘Someone Who Violates all That is Sacred to Us’ (Washington Post)
  6. ‘Lecherous and Worthless’: Megachurch Pastor from Trump’s Evangelical Organization Denounces Him (Washington Post)
  7. After Lewd Tape Release, Ralph Reed Lays Out Evangelical Case for Trump (RNS)

Poll: Trump Support Remains Steady Among Evangelicals (RNS)

October 11, 2016

  1. For Cubs’ Faithful, Baseball and Religion Often Overlap (Chicago Tribune)
  2. Fight Over Religion Playing Out in Oklahoma State 10 Commandments Question (KOCO)
  3. Andover Newton to Sell Campus to ‘Respected Foundation’ (Wellesly Townsman)
  4. Why Trump Sex Tape Caused Only Two Evangelical Leaders to Abandon Him (Christianity Today)
  5. Trump Supporter: God Could Use Trump Like He Used Harlots in the Bible (CNN)
  6. Philippines: Once Powerful Church Divided, Subdued Over Drug Killings (Reuters)

October 10, 2016

  1. Christian Coalition of Alabama Releases Response to Release of Trump Recordings (WTVM)
  2. Well-Known Evangelical Theologian Withdraws Endorsement of Donald Trump (The Blaze)
  3. Utah’s Mormons in’ All-Out Revolt’ Against Trump (New York Times)
  4. Evangelical Leaders Stick With Trump, Focus on Defeating Clinton (Fortune)
  5. Want to Buy a Church? You Can /Do It Online. (Macon Telegraph)
  6. Hong Kong: Church and State Separation? Christians Debate the Role of Religion in Choosing Chief Executive (Hong Kong Free Press)
  7. Vatican: Pope Sends US Church Message with Cardinal Choices (Minneapolis Star-Tribune)

October 8, 2016

  1. Phil Robertson: Hillary Clinton Lies Because Satan Controls the Democratic Party (Right Wing Watch)
  2. Corey Lewandowski on Vulgar Trump Comments: ‘We’re Not Choosing a Sunday School Teacher’ (Huffington Post)
  3. Erick Erickson: Donald Trump is Finally an Evangelical Bridge Too Far (Washington Post)
  4. Evangelical Leaders Shrug at Donald Trump’s Lewd Comments (The Daily Beast)
  5. Majority of Pastors ‘Undecided’ on Presidential Nominees, According to LifeWay Research (Christianity Daily)
  6. Historians: Oldest Baptist Church in NC is Older Yet (Daily Advance)
  7. Pardon Mass Asks God to Forgive Sins of Catholic Church (USA Today)
  8. China Seeks Tighter Grip in Wake of a Religious Revival (New York Times)

October 7, 2016

  1. Baptists Groups Form Historic Alliance to Share Expertise, Minister Together (CBF)
  2. After Floods, Black, White Baptist Groups Agree to Work Together (RNS)
  3. Simmons Helps Boost Tourism Activity (Louisville Courier-Journal)
  4. Embodying #BlackLivesMatter (Alliance of Baptists)
  5. Intervarsity College Group to Dismiss Employees Who Support Gay Marriage (TIME)
  6. Group of Nearly 80 Evangelical Leaders Publish Letter Condemning Trump (Think Progress)
  7. ‘No Excessive Weight’ Says Hillsboro Church to Worship Team (The Oregonian)
  8. David Crowder Blurring Genre Lines in Christian Music (Fox News)
  9. New York Roman Catholic Church Creates Program to Compensate Sex Abuse Victims (Reuters)