News Headlines

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

October 30, 2014

  1. Southern Baptists Tell Pastors: Hold Line on Gays (ABC News)
  2. Speaker Says Holiness, Not Heterosexuality, Goal of Outreach to Gays (Baptist News Global)
  3. Hagan Talks Voting Rights with NC Black Baptists (Charlotte News Observer)
  4. ‘Women of Bible’ Set for Lifetime (Orlando Sentinel)
  5. Catholic Church to Close, Merge a Dozen Schools in Chicago (Reuters)
  6. Stephen King: ‘Religion is a Dangerous Tool … but I Choose to Believe God Exists’ (Guardian)
  7. Karen Armstrong’s New Rule: Religion Isn’t Responsible for Violence (Daily Beast)
  8. LDS Church Changes Religion Curriculum for BYU, Seminary, Institute (Herald Extra)
  9. Houston Withdraws Controversial Subpoenas of Pastors’ Sermons (Baptist News Global)
  10. California Southern Baptists Assess Affiliation Process (Baptist Press)
  11. ABC Authorizes Emergency Grant for Liberian Baptists (Baptist News Global)

October 29, 2014

  1. Southern Baptists Laud Marriage, Only Not for Gays (WFMYNews2)
  2. Evangelical Leader Russell Moore Denounces Ex-Gay Therapy (Religion News Service)
  3. Seminary Grad Outs ‘Closets’ in Baptist Life (Baptist News Global)
  4. Southern Baptists Strike a Different Tone than Catholics in Conference (TIME)
  5. Georgia’s Republicans: Ted Cruz Speaks in Atlanta Area Church (The Economist)
  6. Christian Group Calls CSU Inclusionary Policy Discriminatory (San Francisco Chronicle)
  7. Dallas Church Welcomes Back Fiancée of Ebola Victim (KHOU)
  8. Shifting Sands: Seminaries at a Crossroads (Baptist News Global)
  9. As Churches Grapple with Mental Illness, Ministers Open Up (Baptist News Global)
  10. BWA Reconfirms 2015 Africa Congress (Baptist News Global)
  11. Minority Religions in Middle East Under Attack, Need Protection (National Geographic)

October 28, 2014

  1. General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina in Greenville this Week (WITN)
  2. Arizona Developer Eyes First Baptist’s Hotel Site (The Tennessean)
  3. Carter: States Should Decide Same-Sex Marriage Issue (USA Today)
  4. After Sunday Services, Georgia Churches Get Souls to the Polls (National Public Radio)
  5. If Republicans Take Over the Senate, it Will be Because of White Evangelical Christians (Raw Story)
  6. Robertson Uses Bible, Assault Rifles as Props in Political Ad (News Star)
  7. Mormon Church Admits Founder Joseph Smith Was a Polygamist (Daily Mail)
  8. Mars Hill Denies Bankruptcy Rumors (Patheos)
  9. As Churches Grapple With Mental Illness, Ministers Open Up (Baptist News Global)
  10. ERLC Conference Drawing Diverse Crowd (Baptist News Global)
  11. Does More Education Lead to Less Religion? (Businessweek)
  12. Cuba Builds First Church in 55 Years (USA Today)

October 27, 2014

  1. Dalai Lama Visits Alabama Baptist Church at Center of Civil Rights Movement (Reuters)
  2. Tennessee Faces Challenge to ‘Abortion Destination’ Reputation (Christian Science Monitor)
  3. Man Facing Deportation Claims Sanctuary in Denver Church Basement (Denver Post)
  4. With Cremation on the Rise, Philadelphia Churches Building Sacred Vaults, Memorial Gardens for Ashes (Daily Journal)
  5. Agents: Man Says Devil Made Him Do It; 10 Commandments Smashed (CNN)
  6. Elon Musk Warns Against Unleashing Artifical Intelligence ‘Demon’ (CNN)

October 25, 2014

  1. Author Says South Should Form New Nation Without Gays and Hispanics (Raw Story)
  2. Seminary Trustees Clear President in Muslim Flap (Baptist Press)
  3. First Baptist Church of District Heights, Md. Seeking Souls in Humble Places (Washington Post)
  4. Christian Group Fights for Identity Against Cal State Policy (Los Angeles Times)
  5. Christian Church Offering Beer to Congregation During Service (CBS Houston)
  6. Why Evangelical Churches are Getting into the Legal Services Business (Think Progress)
  7. Is Islam a Religion? Christian Seminary Debates Accusations of Islamophobia in the U.S. (Christian Post)

October 23, 2014

  1. The Georgia Chamber Draws a Line in the Sand on ‘Religious Liberty’ Bills (Atlanta Journal Constitution)
  2. Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson to Release Study Bible (Western Journalism)
  3. Mormon Bloggers Spreading Reports of Marriage Changes in Church (Herald Extra)
  4. FBI Investigating Embezzlement Claims at SouthLake Christian Academy (Charlotte Observer)
  5. No Magic Bullet for Church Survival, Rick Warren and Other Baptists Say (Baptist News Global)
  6. SNAP Says SBC Leader Poor Choice for Prayer Chairman (Baptist News Global)
  7. 22-Year-Old Kentucky Baptist Killed in Chile (Alabama Baptist)
  8. Pope Francis Plays Long Game to Reform Catholic Church (Reuters)

October 22, 2014

  1. Former Churches Blessed with New Lives in Pittsburgh (New York Times)
  2. Boston Church Official Pleads Guilty in Looting Case (ABC News)
  3. Alabama Baptists to Decide Between Nominees in All 3 Convention Officer Positions (Alabama Baptist)
  4. American Released from North Korea (CNN)
  5. Marc Driscoll Resurfaces at Evangelical Conference (Seattle Post Intelligencer)
  6. U.S. Prof on Loan to Liberia for 2 More Years (Baptist News Global)
  7. Amid Wars, Rumors of Wars, Baptist Leaders Voice Hope (Baptist News Global)
  8. African-American Baptist Groups Protests ‘Black Jesus’ (Baptist News Global)
  9. Pakistan: Court Upholds Death Sentence for Christian Woman Accused of Insulting Islam (Fox News)

October 21, 2014

  1. Religion and the Midterm Election Vote (Religion News Service)
  2. Evangelicals Road Test 2016 Strategy (Politico)
  3. Cardinal Dolan Stresses Strictness of Catholic Church Doctrine After Vatican Approves Conservative Document (New York Daily News)
  4. Mars Hill Board of Directors: Mark Driscoll Resigned Instead of Entering a Restoration Plan (Patheos)
  5. As Ebola Crisis Depletes Food Supplies, Baptists Find Ways to Fill the Gap (Baptist News Global)
  6. Guy Sayles Stepping Down at FBC Asheville (Baptist News Global)
  7. U.K.: Christian School ‘Downgraded for Failing to Invite an Imam to Lead Assembly’ (Telegraph)

October 20, 2014

  1. First Baptist Church Brings Awareness to Perils of Domestic Violence (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
  2. Vatican Meeting on Family Walks Back Liberal Language on Gay Couples, Divorce (Washington Post)
  3. Catholic Bishops Scrap Landmark Welcome to Gays in Sign of Split (Fox News)
  4. TX Judge Responds to Complaints about Bible Reading in Court by Hosting Prayer Breakfast (Raw Story)
  5. Pakistan: Christians Struggle to Find Space for Cemeteries (Washington Post)
  6. Brazil: Evangelical Lawmakers Worry Gay Activists (Reading Eagle)

October 18, 2014

  1. Southern Evangelicals: Dwindling – and Taking the GOP Edge With Them (Atlantic)
  2. Baptist Church Turned Single-Family Mansion for $5.875 Million (SF Chronicle)
  3. Iman: It’s ‘Code Red’ for American Muslims (CNN)
  4. Higher Ground: The Church that Would Not Sink (Independent Mail, SC)
  5. Broad Baptist Coalition Asks Houston Mayor to Withdraw Subpoenas for Sermons (Baptist News Global)
  6. 2 Seminaries With Baptist Ties Join Others Adding Science Curricula (Baptist News Glbal)
  7. LGBT Leaders Open to Dialogue with SBC (Baptist News Global)