News Headlines

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

November 20, 2014

  1. Lawsuit Challenges ‘Under God’ in Pledge of Allegiance (USA Today)
  2. Historic Church Merger Hopes to Help Race Relations (First Coast News, FL)
  3. Is There Life on Mars? Not if You’re a US Evangelical (Christian Today)
  4. Florida School Board Blocks Bible Distribution After Satanists, Atheists Demand Equal Time (Christian Post)
  5. Texas Baptists Cut Spending, Elect Female President (Baptist News Global)
  6. Author Cites Alarming Trends in Preacher Burnout (Baptist News Global)

November 19, 2014

  1. Mississippi Group Seeks to Declare Christianity as State Religion (Think Progress)
  2. With Ferguson Decision Looming, Second Baptist Church Again Becomes Community Focus (Columbia Missourian)
  3. Kentucky Southern Baptists Launch TV Campaign to Attract New Church Visitors (WDRB 41 Louisville)
  4. Paying on Faith: Ministries Offer Alternative to Health Insurance (Kaiser Health News)
  5. Grateful Couple Opens $4.5 Million Family Center for Church (Asheville Citizen-Times)
  6. Washington Cathedral’s First Muslim Prayer Service Interrupted by Heckler (Washington Post)
  7. Evangelical Leaders Ask Rick Perry to Stop Execution of Mentally Ill Texas Man (Christian Post)
  8. Sexual Revolution is Destroying Families, Evangelical Titans Tell Vatican Conference (Salt Lake Tribune)
  9. You’ve Met the ‘Nones.’ Now Meet the ‘Dones.’ (Baptist News Global)
  10. Pope Seeks to Pacify Church’s Base on Family Values (Baptist News)
  11. Bad Idea for Ministers to Sign Marriage Licenses, Texas Baptist Pastors Insist (Baptist Standard)

November 18, 2014

  1. Jerusalem: Last Christian Shop-Owners in the Old City: ‘Tourists are Afraid of Politics’ (Jerusalem Post)
  2. U.K.: Church of England Formally Approves Plan for Women Bishops (BBC)
  3. Vatican: Pope Seeks to Pacify Church’s Base on Family Values (CBS News)
  4. Puerto Rico: Solace in Churches Years Ago, But Now Empty Pews (New York Times)
  5. Mormons Change Rules to Allow Moms, Divorced Women to Teach Religion (Washington Post)
  6. The Stunningly Static White Evangelical Vote (Roll Call)
  7. ROTC Program Under Review Amid Religion-Based Challenges (Army Times)
  8. Houston Teen Found Dead Outside Church (CBS Local)
  9. Ministry Model Appears to Overcome Barriers to Reviving Challenged Communities (Baptist News Global)
  10. Patient Zero of SBC Controversy: B. H. Carroll Defies Theological Lables, Historians Assert (Baptist News Global)
  11. Georgia Southern Baptists Join ‘Personhood’ Campaign (Baptist News Global)
  12. Jewish Leaders Worry SBC Pastor’s Sermon Could Fuel Anti-Semitism (Baptist News Global)

November 14, 2014

  1. Bible Edges out Darwin as “Most Valuable to Humanity’ in Survey of Influential Books (Guardian)
  2. Attorney Threatens Legal Action Over Bible Controversy at Encinitas School (NBC San Diego)
  3. Air Force Updates Religious Expression Rules (Air Force Times)
  4. Choctaws in Rural Mississippi Fine ‘Open Arms’ in Church (Baptist News Global)
  5. Citing Low Receipts, North Carolina Convention Reduces Budget (Baptist News Global)
  6. Vote Inaugurates Far-Reaching Governance Change for BGAV (Baptist News Global)
  7. Latin America: Losing its Catholic Identity (New York Times)
  8. Midde East: Arafat Became Christian Before His Death, Suggests Retired U.S. Pastor (Washington Post)

November 12, 2014

  1. Kentucky Baptists Break Ties with Louisville Church (Louisville Courier-Journal)
  2. 7 CEOs with Devout Religious Beliefs (Fortune)
  3. Tennessee Baptist Convention Elects Memphis Pastor its 1st Black President (Commercial Appeal)
  4. LDS Church: Mormon Founder Joseph Smith Wed 40 Wives (CNN)
  5. The Mormon Church Finally Acknowledges Founder Joseph Smith’s Polygamy (Washington Post)
  6. More Americans Exploring, Sharing Faith Online (Baptist News Global)

November 11, 2014

  1. The Warrior Wives of Evangelical Christianity (The Atlantic)
  2. Church Directory Posted on Athens County Courthouse Leads to Arrest (Columbus Dispatch)
  3. Some Mississippi Baptists Part of Campaign for Gay Equality (Clarion-Ledger)
  4. Female Minister Cited by Association for Dismissing S.C. Church (Baptist News Global)
  5. St. Louis Judge Strikes Down Gay Marriage Ban (Baptist News Global)
  6. Pakistan: Christian Couple Burned to Death (Daily Mail)

November 4, 2014

  1. Mars Hill Bellevue Becomes ‘Bellevue Church'; Lead Pastor Bows Out (Seattle Post Intelligencer)
  2. Cardinal Dolan Announces Roman Catholic Church Shake Up in New York (NBC New York)
  3. Federal Court Ruling Extends Equal Protection Rights to Atheists (Huffington Post)
  4. Christian Filmmaker De Miller Just Released “God Where Are You?” (Orlando Sentinel)
  5. Episcopal Church in Michigan Passes Gun Resolution (Lansing State Journal)
  6. Baptist Churches Aim to Plant Seeds of Hope in Delta (Baptist News Global)
  7. Black Baptists in U.S. Take on Ebola (Baptist News Global)
  8. Missouri Baptists Oppose Recognition of Legal Out-of-State Same-Sex Marriages (BNG)
  9. Middle East: Beer, Wine Flow in West Bank Christian Hamlet (ABC News)
  10. China: Cracks in the Atheist Edifice (The Economist)

November 3, 2014

  1. Christians Blast Ballot Initiative Banning Sharia Law in Alabama (Think Progress)
  2. Evangelical College in Uproar After President’s Stand on Gay Rights (Fox News)
  3. ‘Doc’ Shelton Trades Basketball for Bible (Tennessean)
  4. Baptismal Font Stolen From Church (WDTN, Ohio)
  5. The Cognitive Science of Religion: A New Approach to the Study of Religion (Cal. State Northridge)
  6. Of Biblical Proportions: How Maps of the Land of Israel Never Lost Their Roots (Haaretz)