News Headlines

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

May 28, 2016

  1. Traditional Theological Schools Explore Mergers and Campus Sales (Inside Higher Ed)
  2. Trump’s Neo-Nazi and Jewish Backers are Both Convinced He’s Secretly On Their Side (Huffington Post)
  3. Could Mississippi Integration Ruling Trigger ‘White Flight’? (CNN)
  4. In a Post-Christian Society We Still Seek the Spiritual Life (Financial Times)
  5. Professor Develops Framework to Test How Governments Use Religion in Rhetoric (Phys.org)
  6. West Bank: In Bethlehem’s Ancient Church, a Long Unseen Presence Appears (National Geographic)

May 27, 2016

  1. Baylor Removes Ken Starr as President Over University’s Response to Sex Assault Cases (NPR)
  2. Homosexuals ‘Worthy of Death’ Bible Verse Read Before Key Vote in U.S. House (Roll Call)
  3. South Carolina Joins 13 States Banning Abortion at 20 Weeks (Baptist Press)
  4. The Abortion Ruling No One Knew About: Georgia’s 20-Week Ban (CNN)
  5. Underground Railroad Church Landmark Restored After 100 Years (Indiana Public Media)
  6. Gap Between Men and Women’s Church Attendance Shrinks (Minneapolis Star-Tribune)
  7. Jerusalem: Three Christian Groups Unite to Restore Tomb Where Some Believe Jesus to Be Buried (World Religion News)
  8. Canada: Old Baptist Church Converted to Bakery (Simcoe Reformer)
  9. Egypt: Hundreds of Muslims Attack Christian Woman and Home After Rumors About Her Son (Telegraph)
  10. Georgia: How Closely Should the State Embrace the Church? (Eurasianet)

May 26, 2016

  1. Starr Says He Remains Baylor’s President; Petition Urges Regents to Keep Him (Waco Tribune)
  2. Houston Baptist to Remain Gun-Free (Houston Chronicle)
  3. Women are Leaving Church, and the Reason Seems Clear (Religion Dispatches)
  4. Missouri Appeals Court Orders Baptist Foundation’s Return (Biblical Recorder)
  5. Evangelicals are the Kind of Latinos Could Be Winning: But Probably Not With Donald Trump (Los Angeles Times)
  6. Church Slaying Families Accept Pursuit of Death Penalty (US News and World Report)
  7. U.K.: Iona Christian Community in ‘Serious Jeopardy’ (Guardian)

May 25, 2016

  1. Baylor Not Commenting on Reports of President Kenneth Starr’s Firing (Washington Post)
  2. Kenneth Starr, Who Tried to Bury Bill Clinton, Now Only Praises Him (New York Times)
  3. Jimmy Carter Accuses Donald Trump of Violating ‘Basic Human Rights’ (Daily Mail, UK
  4. Southern Baptist Convention President: Why I Agreed to Meet With Donald Trump (Fox News)
  5. Trump’s Christian Policy Adviser Believes He Single-Handedly Stopped a Tsunami and Healed Cancer (Mother Jones)
  6. Jimmy Carter, Seeing Resurgence of Racism, Plans Baptist Conference for Unity (New York Times)
  7. BGCT Leader Underscores Opposition to Gay Marriage, Transgenderism (Baptist Standard)
  8. Southern Baptists Praise United Methodist Church Reversal on Abortion (Baptist Press
  9. Federal Authorities to Seek Death Penalty Against Dylann Roof (Charleston Post-Courier)
  10. Evangelical Pastor: ‘We Have Replaced God With Guns as the Protector’ (Salon)
  11. Minnesota Abuse Victims Claim Church Shielded $1.7 Billion in Assets (Wall Street Journal)

May 20, 2016

  1. Oklahoma Legislature Passes Bill Criminalizing Abortion (CNN)
  2. Trump Makes Push to Win Over Hispanic Evangelicals (Fox News)
  3. Nevada Judge Upholds State’s Voucher System Against Church-State Challenge (BJC)
  4. Texas City Sells Church Patch of Park Surrounding Cross (ABC News)
  5. Evolution and Religion: New Insight into Instructor Attitudes in Arizona (Phys.org)
  6. Adam Wright Elected President of Dallas Baptist University (Baptist News Standard)
  7. Canada: ‘Nice’ Parents Defer to Children on Religion, Most Everything (The Province)
  8. Scotland: Church of Scotland Considers Administering Sacraments Online (Newsweek)

May 18, 2016

  1. Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School Campus to be Sold (Democrat and Chronicle)
  2. How Tim LaHaye’s Secretive Council for National Policy Could Influence the Presidential Election (CNN)
  3. Waco is an Odd Marriage of Terrible and Trendy (Dallas Morning News)
  4. Mississippi School District Ordered to Desegregate Schools After 51-Year Legal Battle (NY Daily News)
  5. Ed Stetzer of LifeWay Hired by Wheaton College (Chicago Tribune)
  6. Now for Sale in Chicago: Prime Catholic Church Real Estate (Wall Street Journal)
  7. Mexican Sign Language Comes to Deaf Bible App (Mission Network News)

  1. Baptists Helping Homeowners in Western Kentucky With Cleanup (Daily Independent)
  2. What the Latest Bible Research Reveals About Millennials (Christianity Today)
  3. Faith and Facebook: Young Social Media Regulars Less Committed to One Religion (Phys.org)
  4. Going to Church Can Help Women Be Healthier, Live Longer (Today)
  5. Parishioners to Leave Closed Boston Church After 11-Year Protest (ABC News)
  6. Supreme Court Sends Birth Control Case Back to Lower Courts (Texas Tribune)
  7. Middle East: Young Evangelicals Evolve on Israel (US News & World Report)
  8. Middle East: Fear and Living in Syria: Ancient Christian Community Rebuilds (CNN)
  9. Europe: Evangelical Christians Condemn Introduction of Zen Buddhism to York Minister (Christian Today)

May 16, 2016

  1. With Interfaith Sunday Schools, Parents Don’t Have to Choose One Religion (NPR)
  2. Austin-Based Churches, Synagogues Call for End to Anti-Muslim Bigotry (Austin American-Statesman)
  3. U.K.: BBC is ‘Too Christian and Could Broadcast Muslim Prayers’ to Reflect Growing Multi-Culturalism (Telegraph)
  4. Middle East: Iraq’s Christian Population Could Be Gone Within Five Years (Telegraph)
  5. Middle East: Egypt’s Anti-Blasphemy Law: Defense of Religion, or Tool of Persecution? (Ahram Online)
  6. Middle East: Jesus’ Baptism Site to be Cleared of Mines (CNN)
  7. Methodists Debate Church’s Possible Gay Marriage Policy Change (Dallas Morning News)
  8. Franklin Graham: School Boards Must Be Run by Evangelical Christians Instead of ‘Wicked, Evil’ Gays (New Civil Rights Movement)
  9. Anne Graham Lotz: 9/11 Was Warning About Evolution, Church State Separation (Right Wing Watch)
  10. Angry, Bible-Waving Woman Screams at Target Customers: ‘Are You Gonna Let the Devil Rape Your Children?’ (Raw Story)
  11. Private Memorial Held for Prince at Church in Minnetonka, Minnesota (Fox9)

May 13, 2016

  1. In U.S. Attitudes Change, Some Evangelicals Dig In; Others Adapt (National Public Radio)
  2. Overeating is Occupational Hazard for Pastors, Baptist Says (Biblical Recorder)
  3. Facebook vs. the Bible (MarketWatch)
  4. Trump Disavows Longtime Butler After He Called for Obama to be Killed (CNN)
  5. Freedom of Religion (FOR) Act Opposes Trump’s Proposed Ban on Muslims,
  6. Prohibits Religious Test in Immigration (Baptist Joint Committee)
  7. Conflict ‘Destroying’ Church’s Soul, Ohio Bishop Tells Methodists Amid LGBT Dispute (Columbus Dispatch)
  8. Vatican City: Pope Francis: Let’s Study Idea of Ordaining Women as Deacons (Religion News Service)