News Headlines

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

August 28, 2015

  1. Southern Baptists to Cut Missionary Force by 15% (Baptist News Global)
  2. Jimmy Carter’s Church Adjusts to Demand for Sunday Lessons (ABC News)
  3. Jimmy Carter’s Church to Limit Sunday Crowds (Baptist News Global)
  4. Trump: ‘The Bible Means a Lot to Me, But I Don’t Want to Get into Specifics’ (Washington Post)
  5. Pew Study Finds Orthodox Christians Similar to Evangelical Christians – Not Other Jews (Forward)
  6. LDS Church Will Continue Boy Scout Program (Deseret News)
  7. Africa: Battle for Liberia’s Soul: Why Moves to Declare it a ‘Christian Nation’ Could Spell Disaster (Christian Today)
  8. China: Christian Lawyer Taken Away in China Region Removing Crosses (ABC News)
  9. Australia: Census Change: Is Australia Losing Its Religion? (Sydney Morning Herald)
  10. U.K.: London Camp Explores Whole World of Religion (London Free Press)

August 26, 2015

  1. Houston Church Keeps Hurricane Katrina Evacuees United (USA Today)
  2. Duke Students Reject Award-Winning Book Over Gay Themes (CNN)
  3. The Rev. Kenneth Wright Retires From First Baptist Gainsboro After 42 Years (Roanoke Times)
  4. NC Pastor, Wife Accused of Embezzling $40K From Church (FOX8)
  5. Mississippi High School Band Ordered to Stop Playing Christian Hymn (ABC13)
  6. Opening Doors – Front and Back – to Minister (Baptist News Global)

August 24, 2015

  1. Jimmy Carter Teaches Bible Class as Usual on Sunday (CNN)
  2. Hundreds Show Up as Carter Teaches Sunday School at His Church (Macon Telegraph)
  3. Donald Trump Compares Himself to Billy Graham; Says ‘My Favorite Book is the Bible’ (Christian Post)
  4. US Baptists at War Over Gay Marriage and Ordination (Christian Today)
  5. Arkansas Christian Colleges Hold on to Same-Sex Restrictions (Arkansas Online)
  6. In Iowa, Ted Cruz Rallied Religious Right (CNN)
  7. For Some, Another Threat to Church Survival: Natural Beauty (Baptist News Global)
  8. 17 Least Baptist Counties in Alabama: Wake Up Call (
  9. Project Impacts Low-Income Families in Southwest Virginia (Baptists News Global)

August 21, 2015

  1. Nashville Hotel Nixes Conference for Group Cited by Charleston Church Gunman (NBC News)
  2. Freedom from Religion Foundation Aims at Gamecocks (Greenville Online)
  3. Coalition Opposes Taxpayer-Funded Discrimination (Baptist News Global)
  4. Jimmy Carter Says His Future ‘in the Hands of God’ (Baptist News Global)
  5. Josh Duggar After Ashley Madison Hack: ‘I Have Been the Biggest Hypocrite Ever’ (CNN)
  6. South Carolina Southern Baptist Leaders Ask FBC Greenville to Reverse Decision on Homosexuality (Baptist Press)
  7. Christian Pastor Lauches App That Places User’s Name in Bible Verses; Theologicans Have Mixed Concerns (Christian Post)
  8. Myanmar: Controversial Religion Bills Approved (Channel News Asia)

August 20, 1865

  1. Church Launches ‘God’s Not White’ Series to Tackle Race Issues (WVTM13)
  2. Huckabee: MLK Would be ‘Appalled’ by Black Lives Matter Movement (CNN)
  3. Officer-Involved Shooting Near Haywood Church Probed (Asheville Citizen-Times)
  4. ‘Chariots of Fire’ Sequel to Focus on Christian Olympian’s Mission Work Martyrdom in China (Christian Post)
  5. Mormon Church Makes First Ever Appointments of Women to Councils (The Guardian)
  6. Ministers, Churches Seek to End ‘Mission Tourism’ (Baptist News Global)
  7. Global Women Wins Best of Pelham Award (Baptists News Global)

August 18, 2015

  1. Charleston Church Shooting Victim’s Son Throws Out 1st Pitch for Yankees (NBC New York)
  2. John Oliver Forms His Own Church and Just Keeps on Winning (CNN)
  3. Most Utah Mormons Want Their Church Out of Boy Scouts, Poll Shows (Salt Lake Tribune)
  4. LGBT Groups are Told: Can’t Use Catholic Church Space for Events During World Meeting (
  5. Historic Baptist Church Adopts Gay Non-Discrimination Policy (Baptist News Global)
  6. SBC Parliamentarian Barry McCarty Now a Southern Baptist Seminary Prof (Baptist Press)
  7. Sudan: 19-Year-Old Christian Girl Sentenced to 20 Lashes for Wearing Trousers (Christian Post)