News Headlines

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

May 29, 2015

  1. Top Auction Bidder for Family Christian Stores Will Keep Stores Open (Michigan Live)
  2. Glendive, Mont., Students to no Longer Visit Creationist Museum (Grand Forks Herald, ND)
  3. Hillary Clinton Calls Bible ‘The Living Word,’ Impresses Baptist Pastor (Christian Post)
  4. Faith Pushes Cincinnati Reds’ Michael Lorenzen Past Obstacles, on to the Right Track (Fox Sports)
  5. Faith in the Steel City: Religion on Campus (Pitt News)
  6. Army of Aid Mobilizes as Storms, Flooding Pound Texas, Oklahoma (Baptist News Global)
  7. Middle East: This American ‘Foreign Fighter’ Says He’s Helping Iraqi Christians Fight ISIS (PRI)
  8. Middle East: Christian Schools in Israel Say Budget Cuts Hurt Community (ABC News)

May 28, 2015

  1. Volunteers From Across US Show Up to Help San Marcos Flood Victims (KXAN, TX)
  2. Why More Young Women Than Ever Before are Skipping Church (Washington Post)
  3. Dispute Over MLK Bible, Nobel Prize Headed for Mediation (ABC News)
  4. Jewish Teacher Sues Colorado School Over Evangelical Events on School Grounds (Salon)
  5. Federal Appeals Court Blocks Arkansas Ban on Abortion After 12 Weeks (NPR)
  6. Rome: Same-Sex Marriage: Irish Vote ‘Defeat for Humanity’ Says Vatican Official (BBC)
  7. Sunday Hunting Proposal Divides Churches, Gun Lobby in North Carolina (Baptist News Global)

May 27, 2015

  1. Doug Dortch Nominated as CBF Moderator-Elect (Baptist News Global)
  2. ‘Anxious and Hopeful’ Family Christian Store Employees Wait Outcome of Bankruptcy Auction (Michigan Live)
  3. KC Church Faces Long Recovery After Rain Brings Down Roof (KMBC)
  4. Mike Huckabee Stands by Josh Duggar, Family (CNN)
  5. Texas Republicans Try to Remove Abortion Coverage from Insurance Plans (Dallas Morning News)
  6. Memorial Day Can Evoke Painful Memories for Military Chaplains, Former Navy Officer Says (BNG)
  7. Ohio Bull-Riding Leads to 300 Baptisms – and Prompts Questions About Church as Entertainment (BNG)

May 23, 2015

  1. Judge Dismisses Counts in Christ Church Cathedral Suit Against JPMorgan Chase (Indianapolis Star)
  2. Josh Duggar Apologizes Amid Molestation Allegations, Resigns Family Research Council (Washington Post)
  3. How the Duggars’ Church Encourages Young Women to ‘Submit’ (Daily Beast)
  4. Same-Sex Couples Can Marry in Alabama, Judge Rules – But Not Yet (Politico)
  5. 2 Baptist Churches Use Shared Roots to Grow Covenant of Action in Macon, Ga. (Baptist News Global)
  6. Baptists in Brundi Appeal for Prayer as Protests Continue (Baptist News Global)

May 22, 2015

  1. Parishioners Appealing Judge’s Order to Vacate Closed Church (Minneapolis Star-Tribune)
  2. Another Christian College Faces Backlash for Student-Athlete Policy on LGBT Issues (Washington Post)
  3. How Religion and High School Peers Shape When People Marry (Religion News Service)
  4. Virginia Church Discovers What ‘Mission’ Means in its Community (Baptist News Global)
  5. CBF’s Porter Gives Peek at New Global Missions Process (Baptist News Global)

May 21, 2015

  1. Wheaton College Defends Decision to Allow Homosexual Student Groups on Campus (Christian News Network)
  2. Bobby Jindal Signs ‘Religious Freedom’ Order Protecting Same-Sex Marriage Opponents (CNN)
  3. Ireland: Priests are Bucking Catholic Church Leadership to Support Same-Sex Marriage (Washington Post)
  4. Morocco: More, Not Less, Religion Needed to Fight Extremism, Iman Director Says (PBS)
  5. Hinson-Merton Friendship Continues Impact on Baptist Spirituality (Baptist News Global)

May 20, 2015

  1. One Pastor Rides Bulls Inside His Church to Attract New Believers (ABC News)
  2. Bishop T.D. Jakes’ Reconciled Church Looks to Close Racial Divide in Pews (News One)
  3. Baptist Pastor’s Baptism of a Baby Sets off a Debate (Christian Century)
  4. Religious Objections Bill Rejected by La. House Committee (ABC News)
  5. How Atheists are Turning ‘Religious Freedom’ Laws Against Religion (Think Progress)
  6. Atheist’s Kids Often Find Religion Later in Life, Report Shows (Las Vegas Review Journal)
  7. Man Spends 10 Years Illustrating, Handwriting the Bible, Sells eBook for Charity (Christian Today)
  8. Bluefield Unveils Half-price Tuition Plan for Qualified Students (Baptist News Global)
  9. At 25, CBF Florida Thanks God – and Hurricane Andrew – for Missions Focus (Baptist News Global)

May 19, 2015

  1. Theology Feud Pits Half of Town’s Protestant Churches Against Another (Christianity Today)
  2. Jeb Bush Says Christian Business Owners Can Refuse to Serve Gay Weddings (TIME)
  3. Tennessee Man Admits to Plotting Deadly Attack Against Muslims (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
  4. Guess Why This Christian Terrorist Plot Against Muslims Isn’t Getting Any Press (Daily Beast)
  5. Religions Converge at Mercer’s New Interfaith Prayer Garden (Baptist News Global)
  6. CBF, SBC Unite Against Payday Loans (Baptist News Global)
  7. Scotland: Gay Marriage and the Shaking of the Church (Christian Today)

May 18, 1865

  1. ‘Church Gave B.B. King the Blues’ (Ecumenical News)
  2. Survey: Texans Not Singing from the Same Hymnal Anymore (McAlester News-Capitol)
  3. Georgia Republicans Overwhelmingly Embrace ‘Religious Liberty’ Proposal (Atlanta Journal Constitution)
  4. Britain: Losing Their Religion: the Hidden Crisis of Faith Among Britain’s Young Muslims (The Guardian)
  5. South Africa: Bible Top of Book Thieves’ Best-Stealer List (Sunday Times, New Zealand)