News Headlines

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

October 2, 2014

  1. Texas GOP Lawmaker Compares ‘Spiritual Battle’ Against Religion to Holocaust (Huffington Post)
  2. National Review Writer Calls for Hanging Women Who Have Abortions (RH Reality Check)
  3. Tenn. Baptist Convention Supports Amendment Placing More Restrictions on Abortion (ABP)
  4. Prof Says Pulpits Mute on Sin of Domestic Abuse (Associated Baptist Press)
  5. Jimmy Carter Turns 90 (Washington Post)
  6. Organization Hopes to Halt Bible Classes in School System (WSOC TV Charlotte)
  7. Andy Stanley’s North Point Ministries Named the Largest Church in America (Christian Post)
  8. 121-Year-Old Upper West Side NY Church Will Add Apartments (Curbed)
  9. ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ Trailer: Christian Bale as Moses (Deadline)

September 30, 2014

  1. Bible Verse Questioned on New Football Field Monument (WSB-TV, GA)
  2. Plans to Demolish Former Historic Pittsfield Church Pulled (TWC News)
  3. LDS Church Producing Film for Priesthood Restoration Site (Herald Extra, UT)
  4. Religious Leaders Try to Cope with Islamic State Attacks (Religion News Service)
  5. African Baptists Ask World’s Churches to Set Aside Oct. 11-12 for Ebola Prayer (ABP)
  6. American Baptist Missions Group Condemns Both Anti-Semitism and Anti-Muslim Prejudice (ABP)

September 27, 2014

  1. South Fla. Jews Celebrate Rosh Hashanah at Baptist Church in Fort Lauderdale (Local 10)
  2. Hogs Creating Safety Concern at Sugar Land Church (Click2Houston)
  3. Republicans Rally Behind ‘Religious Liberty’ as Evangelical Summit Begins (Fox News)
  4. NIV Bible Publisher Picks Persecuted Church Advocate as CEO (Christianity Today)
  5. Studio Owner Says Old Wyoming Church Meant for Dance (Laramie Boomergang)
  6. Virginia Baptist Nominee’s Election Could Break New Ground (ABP)
  7. Missouri Baptists Join Battle Over Sign Restrictions (Baptist Press)

September 26, 2014

  1. Why Obama is Planning to Use Religion to Fight ISIS (Think Progress)
  2. American Legion Joins Fight to Keep ‘God’ in the Pledge of Allegiance (
  3. Immigrant Who Hid in Oregon Church Gains Support (ABC News)
  4. White Evangelicals Feel Heat of Religious Decline, Surveys Show (Associated Baptist Press)
  5. Jimmy Carter on Gay Rights: Jesus Didn’t Discriminate (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. U.K.: Catholic Theologian Banned from Giving Talk Over Opposition to Church Teaching (Guardian)
  7. Pakistan: Christian Pastor Accused of Blasphemy Killed in Jail (NBC News)
  8. Brazil: Evangelical Has a Grandiose, Jewish Path for Salvation (WorldCrunch)

September 25, 2014

  1. Obama: ‘No God Condones This Terror’ (CNN)
  2. ‘Prayer Baby’ Drowns in Alabama Church’s Baptism Tank (USA Today)
  3. Chicago Church Gives Flock $500 Each to Spend for Good (Chicago Tribune)
  4. Why Resistance Remains Among Black Democrats for Gay Marriage (Washington Post)
  5. Central Florida Baptist Church Will Not Sell Property to Marijuana Grower (Florida Baptist Witness)
  6. Tim Keller’s Redeemer Church and Reformed Theological Seminary to Launch NYC Campus (Religion News Service)
  7. Time to Fix Broken Immigration System, Says Paynter (Associated Baptist Press)
  8. Warden Calls for Churches to Break Cycle of Criminal Activity (Associated Baptist Press)

September 23, 2014

  1. Jewish Group to Buy First Baptist Church of Oneonta (Daily Star, NY)
  2. Kentucky Southern Baptist Churches Being Turned Into Mosques (Daily Independent)
  3. Southern Baptists Oust ‘Third Way’ Church (Associated Baptist Press)
  4. ‘Third Way’ Church Disfellowshiped from SBC (Baptist Press)
  5. Mars Hill Rises from the Ashes to Become Phoenix Bible Church (Seattle Post Intelligencer)
  6. Family of Preachers Opens Progressive Church in Bible Belt on New TLC Series ‘Preaching Alabama’ (Network TV Press Release)
  7. Group Targets Mississippi State’s Religious Practices (Clarion-Ledger)
  8. Ink With Meaning: What We can Learn from the Tattoos of our Ancestors (CNN)
  9. ‘Nones’ Increasingly Uninterested in Ministers at Time of Death, Funerals (ABP)
  10. The Great Divide Facing Pope Francis that Only Catholics Understand (Daily Beast)
  11. American Baptist Home Mission Societies Executive to Retire Next Year (ABP)

September 23, 2014

  1. Memo: Mars Hill Church Staff Worried that Real Marriage Campaign Would Benefit Mark Driscoll More than Church (Patheos)
  2. In Texas Textbooks, Moses is a Founding Father (Daily Beast)
  3. More Americans Want Religion in Their Politics (CBS News)
  4. Poll Finds Christians Feel Disconnect With NC Senate Candidates (Charlotte News Observer)
  5. Disputes Over Religion Return to Supreme Court (USA Today)
  6. Desperation Grows in the Ebola Zone (CNN)
  7. Portland Immigrant Takes Sanctuary at Church (Seattle Post Intelligencer)
  8. Judges Says Ten Commandments Monument Near Oklahoma Capitol Can Stay (ABP)
  9. Study: Youth Experiment Less With Alcohol, Drugs When Plugged into Church (ABP)
  10. New Mission Center in Dallas Taps Bill O’Brien as First Executive (ABP)

September 22, 2014

  1. Study: Where are the Women Leading Evangelical Organizations? (Christianity Today)
  2. President of National Baptist Convention Compares Himself to a Turtle (WJTV)
  3. Cowboy Churches: Gospel with a Little Twang (Seattle Times)
  4. Water Main Break Floods First Baptist Dallas (WFAA)
  5. America’s Weirdest Yard Sale is in This Beautiful, Defunct Church (Huffington Post)
  6. Pope Francis Rebukes Religious Militants During Visit to Albania (CNN)