News Headlines

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

August 23, 2016

  1. Knoxville Baptists Collecting Items for Louisiana Flood Relief (Knoxville News)
  2. Baptist Medical University in Paraguay, Samford See Opportunities in New Partnership (Alabama Baptist)
  3. The Good News (and the Bad) About Christian Higher Education (Christianity Today)
  4. San Francisco Church’s Holy Relic Stolen (San Francisco Chronicle)
  5. New York Jury Indicts Man for Murder of Muslim Cleric (RNS)
  6. Norway: Thousands Leave Church as Online Registration Backfires (Atlas Obscura)

August 22, 2016

  1. Ken Starr Resigns as Baylor Law Professor, Cut Ties With University (Fox News)
  2. First Baptist Waco Offers Loaner Furniture for Baylor Graduate Students (Waco Herald-Tribune)
  3. Jerry Falwell Jr.: ‘Trump is the Churchillian Leader We Need’ (Washington Post)
  4. ‘Racialists’ Are Cheered by Trumps Latest Strategy (Washington Post)
  5. Indiana’s Once Controversial Religion Law Shakes Bad Image as it Put to Use for Good (NBC News)
  6. Presbyterian College Offering ‘Religion and SEC Football’ Course (Gridiron Now)
  7. Behind-the-Scene Tour of Museum of the Bible (Christian Post)
  8. Sudan: Trial of Christian Pastors Begins in Khartoum (Sudan Tribune)

August 19, 2016

  1. American Bible Society Looks Back, Ahead (Christian Century)
  2. Donald Trump Isn’t Relying on Faith Alone (The Atlantic)
  3. Christian Funeral Planned for Arab-American Slain in Alleged Hate Crime (RNS)
  4. Louisiana Floods Destroy Home of Christian Leader Who Says God Sends Natural Disasters to Punish Gay People (Independent)
  5. New Church in Indiana to be Built in 24 Hours (WIBC)
  6. The Unaffiliated: Why More Than a Quarter of Arizonans are Leaving Religion Behind (Arizona Republic)
  7. Canada: Evangelicals and Catholics Opposed Franklin Graham’s Upcoming Appearance in Vancouver (Christian Today)

August 18, 2016

  1. Americans Would Rather Talk Politics Than Religion if Forced to Commit a Social Faux Pas (WRAL)
  2. A 19th-Century Brooklyn Church Plays Witness to a Changing Borough (NY Curbed)
  3. Dozens of Evangelical Leaders Petition Texas to Stop Scheduled Execution (Huffington Post)
  4. Texas Baptist Universities Educate Students About Sexual Assault Prevention (Baptist Standard)
  5. Scholar Points to One Thing Nearly All Major Religions Have in Common (Huffington Post)
  6. Inside the Secretive Religious Movement That is Being Blamed for Turkey’s Failed Coup Attempt (Chicago Tribune)

August 17, 2016

  1. He’s On a Mission to Bring the Bible to Some of the Most Marginalized People Around the Globe (The Oklahoman)
  2. An Evangelical Christian Club Has Quietly Established Chapters in East Portland Elementary Schools (Willamette Week)
  3. ‘After School Satan’ Club Will Target School Districts With Evangelical Christian Programs (Genesee County Express)
  4. ‘Moved by the Message,’ a Man Tried to Kill His Father During Altar Call in a Kentucky Church (Washington Post)
  5. US Lutherans Approve Agreement With Catholic Church (CruxNow)

August 15, 2016

  1. Three Hundred Evacuees Stranded at Bethlehem Baptist Church by Floodwaters (Baptist Message)
  2. Tennessee Progressive Baptist Council Announces Their Unified Protest (Local Memphis)
  3. Historic Savannah Church Vandalized (ABC9)
  4. Muslim Cleric and Associate Shot to Death on New York Street (CNBC)
  5. For Black Muslims, a Two-Pronged Fight for Solidarity (PBS Newshour)
  6. Most States Allow Religious Exemptions from Child Abuse and Neglect Laws (Pew Research)

August 12, 2016

  1. Speaking to Evangelical Leaders, Trump Entertains Notion He Could Lose to Clinton (Washington Post)
  2. Trump Predicts Winning the Presidency Will Get Him into Heaven (Politico)
  3. Pro-Trump Evangelical Outreach Stalled by Uneasy Donors (Bloomberg)
  4. Hillary Clinton: What I Have in Common With Utah Leaders – Religious Freedom and the Constitution (Deseret News)
  5. ‘Rev. Kaine’ Talks Faith, Principles at Baptist Convention (Washington Post)
  6. Democratic VP Candidate Calls Voting a ‘Sacred Act’ (KLFY)
  7. Baltimore Neighborhood, Church at Odds Over Zumba Class (WBAL-TV)
  8. The Bible Grows a Gardener’s Faith (Pittsburgh Press-Republican)
  9. Controversial Mars Hill Pastor Starts New Church in Arizona (12News)
  10. California Lawmaker Drops Controversial Proposal to Regulate Religious Colleges (Christianity Today)

August 11, 2016

  1. Franklin Graham Prays, Rallies With Thousands at Idaho Capitol (KBOI2)
  2. Trump to Meet 700 Evangelical Leaders at ‘Pastors and Pews’ Gathering (Christian Today)
  3. Rick Warren, Russell Moore and Other Evangelical Leaders Protest California Education Bill (Christian Today)
  4. Chicago Church’s Transformation to Elite Circus School Nearly Complete (DNAInfo)
  5. Hong Kong Baptist University Lecturers Allegedly Threatened Into Not Applying for Reappointment (South China Morning Post)
  6. State Department Criticizes Crackdowns on Religious Freedoms (Vice)