News Headlines

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

September 1, 2014

  1. Where College Football is a Religion, and Religion Shapes College Football (Washington Post)
  2. Southern Decadence’s Sunday of Glitter, Drag, Bears, Boys and Some Baptists (Times-Picayune)
  3. Judge Strikes Down Key Part of Texas Abortion Law (CNN)
  4. An Atheist for Congress? (CNN)
  5. From NY to Texas, KKK Recruits With Candies and Fliers (CNN)
  6. Middle East: Conflicts Engulf Christians (Voice of America)
  7. Middle East: US Baptists Raise Funds to Help Oppressed Iraqi Christians (Arab Daily News)

August 29, 2014

  1. Nine Mars Hill Pastors Want Change: ‘We Are Compelled to Speak Up’ (Seattle Post Intelligencer)
  2. The Last Church in Churchville is Dying (KCCI, IA)
  3. Orange County Public Schools Ban Football Chaplains After Complaint (Orlando Sentinel)
  4. Christian Leaders Call for End to US Strikes in Iraq, Focus on Peaceful Resolution (Washington Post)
  5. One of Largest Christian Colleges Decides Divorcing President Can Keep His Job (Christianity Today)
  6. Charlotte Pastor in the Running for President of America’s Largest Black Religious Organization (Charlotte Observer)
  7. Ethiopian Baptist Pastor Nominated for BGCT Vice President (Baptist Standard)
  8. College, Educators Challenge Florida Voucher Plan (Associated Baptist Press)
  9. Australia: Parents Flee Access Ministries Religion (ABC Australia)

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)

August 27, 2014

  1. First Baptist Among Buildings Red-tagged in Vallejo (KTVU, CA)
  2. White House Offers Contraception Rule; Senate Democrats Eye a September Vote on Contraception Coverage (Roll Call)
  3. Virginia Nonprofits Voice Concerns at Tax Preferences Subcommittee Meeting (NBC29)
  4. Liberian Seminary Responds to Humanitarian Crisis (Associated Baptist Press)
  5. Wilshire Honors George Mason for 25 Years as Pastor (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. Iraq: ISIS Gives Christians One Week to Convert or Die (Christian Today)
  7. Britain: Banned Biblical Whale Inflated on Beach in Weston-Super-Mare (BBC)

August 26, 2014

  1. Asheville First Baptist Houses New Academy for the Arts (Asheville Citizen-Times)
  2. Thousands Gather for Funeral of Michael Brown (Los Angeles Times)
  3. Calvary Church Pastor Placed on Leave (WCNC, Charlotte)
  4. Ark Park Targeted by Church-State Group (Cincinnati Post)
  5. Group Opposes Tax Incentives for Noah’s Ark Park (WCPO)
  6. Church State Group Opposes Tax Break for Ark Museum (Associated Baptist Press)
  7. Baptists Prepared for California Quake Response (Associated Baptist Press)
  8. Deaths of Pastor, Wife, Ruled Murder/Suicide (Associated Baptist Press)
  9. roatia: Church Scuttles ‘Game of Thrones’ Nude Scene (Fox News)

August 25, 2014

  1. Mark Driscoll to Step Down While Mars Hill Reviews Charges (Washington Post)
  2. Mark Driscoll Was an Evangelical Rockstar: Here’s How He Fell From Grace (VOX)
  3. Atheist, Agnostic Group Urges Charter Schools to Quit Christian Sports League (Dallas Morning News)
  4. Termites Ravage ‘Simple Country Church’ in Surry County (MyFox8, NC)
  5. Christian Right, Political Left Unite in Opposing Casinos (Boston Globe)
  6. Huckabee: ‘Stop the Fight’ Over Common Core (Memphis Daily News)
  7. Mohler: Gungor’s Not Taking Bible Literally: ‘This is Not a Tempest in a Teapot’ (Christian Post)
  8. Why One D.C. Church Started ‘Nats Mass’ (Washington Post)

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)